Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital

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Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Fact Sheet - 2018-19

Facility Overview

Contact Information
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital
5402 47 St
Castor AB   T0C  0X0

Main phone: 403.882.3434
Fax: 403.882.2751

Long-term care phone: 403.882.2882

Mailing Address
Box 329
Castor AB   T0C 0X0

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 




Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor provides a full range of health services to the progressive rural community in east-central Alberta, and works closely with neighbouring communities of Coronation and Consort.

Programs & services

24-hour emergency

Acute care services

Ambulatory care

Continuing care

Diagnostic services

Family medicine centre

Foot care services


Palliative care

Rehabilitation services (inpatient and outpatient)

Respiratory therapy consultations (outpatient)

Respite Care

Spiritual care

Patient & visitor information

Main admitting

Phone: 403.882.3434
Location: inside the front lobby

Emergency admitting          

Phone: 403.882.3434
Location:  east side of the hospital
Hours:  24hours

Laboratory/diagnostic imaging

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

General visiting hours

Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

General visiting hours are unrestricted; however, visitors are encouraged to arrive after 11 a.m. and to depart at 9 p.m. to allow for patient care. We ask that children be accompanied and under the constant supervision by an adult.

Family contact with units

To limit interruptions to patient care, please designate one family member as a main family contact. 

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
  • If you’re sick, it's best to wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.


Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, on the east side of the hospital. 

Parking map

2017/18 Overview

Staff                                                    102

Volunteers                                         2

Outpatient visits                               1,412

Emergency visits                              4,401

Acute care beds                               5

Continuing care beds                      22

Our founders

Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital first opened in 1911 and has served as a landmark in Castor ever since.

The hospital was built shortly after the Town of Castor was incorporated in 1910. The Town council had offered incentives to the Daughters of Wisdom, convincing them to open a local hospital. Six Sisters arrived to serve the community and the original hospital opened on October 29, 1911.

In 1920 the west wing was added, allowing space for a chapel and the sisters to relocate from their previous quarters in the basement to the new wing of the facility. A decade later, the original building was extended to the south and could accommodate the elevator that continues to operate to this day. Prior to its installation, the Sisters had to carry patients by stretcher to the upper floors.

A modern acute care wing was added in 1962, and a long-term care unit was added in 1994. A courtyard now sits between the three sections of the hospital.

Over the years, the number of Sisters serving the hospital has gradually declined. The Catholic Health Care Association took ownership of the hospital in 2003, and it is now directed by Covenant Health. Today, the century-old hospital has been designated as a provincial historic resource and continues to be a shining example of the Catholic health care heritage in Alberta.

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