Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
L’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
Founded on 16 August 1637 by the Duchess of Aiguillon and the religious order of the Augustines Hospitalières of Dieppe, the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec was the first permanent hospital established north of Mexico. As soon as they arrived in Canada in 1639, the sisters dedicated themselves to the relief of human suffering. The stone walls of Hôtel-Dieu still enclose a hospital, a monastery and a church, as well as a garden and a cemetery, all evidence of the life of this once cloistered community committed to its nursing mission for over 350 years.
Fondé le 16 août 1637 par la duchesse d'Aiguillon et les Augustines Hospitalières de Dieppe, l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec est le premier hôpital permanent établi au nord du Mexique. Dès leur arrivée au Canada en 1639, les religieuses consacrent tous leurs efforts à soulager la souffrance humaine. Derrière l'enceinte de pierre de l'Hôtel-Dieu subsistent l'hôpital, le monastère, l'église ainsi que le jardin et le cimetière, témoins de la vie d'une communauté jadis cloîtrée qui a su maintenir des liens étroits avec son oeuvre hospitalière pendant plus de 350 ans.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Côte du Palais, Québec, Quebec G1R 2J6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Premier Hôpital au Canada (a few steps from this marker); Irish Roots in Old Québec (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Protecting the Upper Town (about 180 meters away); Artillery Park: The Barracks Sector (about 180 meters away); Calixa Lavallée (about 210 meters away); Maison François-Xavier Garneau (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Congregation of the Church of Scotland (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
More about this marker. The marker is located near the building entrance just to the right of the inside corner.
Also see . . . Hôtel-Dieu de Québec - Wikipedia. The Hotel-Dieu de Québec is a teaching hospital located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and affiliated with Université Laval's medical school. It is part of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ), a network of three teaching (Submitted on February 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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