Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre

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Resources

Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre Fact Sheet 2015/16 (PDF)
Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre
11111 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton AB   T5K 0L4

Phone: 780.342.8000 

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The Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre provides long term care, subacute care and hospice care to a diverse population in downtown Edmonton, following a deep-rooted tradition of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.

Programs & Services

Continuing care

Subacute/Restorative care

Mel Miller Hospice

G.F.Macdonald Centre for Lung Health

Resident & Visitor Information

Cable

Please speak with resident care manager on your unit for information about cable. 

Beauty Salon

Phone: 780.342.8027
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

GEM Catering

Email: celia.russo@CovenantHealth.ca
Phone: 780.342.8987
Fax: 780.342.8216

Gift & Flower Shop

Phone: 780.342.8027
Hours 

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
  • Weekends & Holidays:11 a.m. –3 p.m.

Laundry

Please speak with resident care manager on your unit for information about laundry.

Rendezvous Cafeteria

Rendezvous Restaurant offers a variety of meal options for visitors.

Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Holidays: closed

Rendezvous Restaurant offers a variety of meal options for visitors.

Smoke-Free Property

To maintain a smoke-free environment, we ask residents and visitors who wish to smoke to use the designated smoking areas outside the building.

Cleaning Your Hands

For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at the Edmonton General. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Parking

Paid hourly parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, in the parking lot on the north side of the facility (Jasper Avenue), or City of Edmonton meter parking can be found along 111 Street, 112 Street and 100 Avenue.

Parking Office

Edmonton General, Room 3A07 (main floor)
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed holidays)
780.342.8617
ParkingEdmonton@ahs.ca

Our Founders

St. Marguerite d'Youville & The Grey Nuns

The founding congregation to the Edmonton General, the Grey Nuns, began in Montreal in 1738 by St. Marguerite d’Youville. After the death of her husband, St. d’Youville committed to helping those less fortunate in her community. Her deeds were noticed by several women in the community and eventually St. d’Youville and four other Sisters became Les Soeurs Grises (the Grey Nuns). Initially, the Sisters supporting their  work through a small general store, but after losing the store to a large fire in 1745, St. d’Youville took this as a sign from God for the need to “live more common and in greater poverty.” This vow has become known as the “Original Commitment” and is taken by every woman who joins the Grey Nuns.

The Grey Nuns became formally involved in caring for the sick in 1747 when they took over the administration and care of the Montreal Hospital. This tradition continued when the Edmonton General was built in 1895 on Jasper Avenue.  

Building the Edmonton General

The land where the Edmonton General sits was initially owned by the Hudson’s Bay Company and was sold to the Grey Nuns to build a hospital. While the hospital officially opening its doors to the public in 1896, it actually saw its first patients in late 1895. To accommodate the growing Edmonton population, the hospital was renovated in 1907 and 1920, greatly expanding the services and bed count at the facility. A School of Nursing was also introduced in 1908. The school remained in the hospital until 1972 when it was moved to Grant MacEwan Community College. Additional wings were later added to meet the needs of Edmontonians. The last major change to the Edmonton General was the transition to a continuing care centre in 1989, just after the Grey Nuns Hospital was built in southeast Edmonton. 

 

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