Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital

Covenant Health

Resources

Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Fact Sheet 2015/16 (PDF)
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital
5402 47 St
Castor AB   T0C  2J7

Main phone: 403.882.3434
Fax: 403.882.2751

Long-term care phone: 403.882.2882

Mailing Address
Box 329
Castor AB   T0C 0X0

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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. 

Cleaning Your Hands

For the safety of our patients, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.

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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