St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital

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Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital Fact Sheet 2015/16 (PDF)
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)
Calendar of Events - March 2017 (PDF)

Facility Overview 

Contact Information
St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital
10707 29 Ave NW
Edmonton AB   T6J 6W1 

Phone: 780.430.9110 

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St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital provides compassionate, holistic 24-hour nursing care to people with complex medical needs. The facility also offers palliative care and other valued supports to the local community.

Resident & Visitor Information

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome at any time of day. Between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m the door is locked and entry is controlled by security. Please use the phone at the entrance if you need to visit during those hours. 

Cable TV

Basic cable is available in each resident’s room for a nominal fee. Residents are welcome to arrange for enhanced services with the cable provider.


Our kitchen can cater for special events in the facility.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Our chapel is open 24 hours a day for quiet meditation. We also have Roman Catholic Masses and ecumenical services several times per week.

Hair Salon

A full service hair salon is located on the main floor. Please check with reception for hours of business.

Phone: 780.430.3440

Monthly Newsletter and Calendar

The Connector is our monthly newsletter for residents and families. It includes a calendar page outlining daily activities and special events for residents, as well as programs and services in the facility.

Resident Laundry

Laundry services are available to residents and can be arranged through care managers.

Resident Transportation 

We have a handicap-ready bus for use for recreational activities.

Scent-Free Environment

For the comfort of residents and staff, we ask that you help us keep St. Joseph’s a scent-free environment. The slightest amount of scent in the air can trigger severe reactions in some people. To help us maintain a healthy environment, please do not wear or bring scented products into the care centre. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Smoke-Free Property

Smoking is prohibited anywhere on St. Joseph’s property, including the parking lot. 

Cleaning Your Hands

For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.


Visitor parking is available on the west side of the parking lot. Daily, hourly, weekly and monthly tickets can be purchased from the dispenser located at the front of the parking lot.

Parking is controlled by a contracted service. Please contact the contractor with any parking-related concerns.

Our Founders

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul have a history of service in health care, education, pastoral care and social services. Our legacy from St. Vincent de Paul comes from the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Montreal, which was founded by a young widow, Emilie Gamelin, in 1843.

In 1861, on the invitation of Bishop Horan of Kingston, four Sisters went to Kingston, Ontario to establish a Congregation to serve the sick, the aged, the poor, prisoners and others in need.

The Sisters’ work expanded to encompass social service and pastoral ministries, education, health care, retreat and campus ministries and missionary work. Faithful to our heritage of St. Vincent de Paul and the Sisters of Providence of Montreal, our history has been one of initiating work and meeting new challenges in response to changing needs.

Based on this tradition, at the request of Archbishop O'Leary, the Sisters were called to Edmonton in 1927 to open the original St. Joseph's Hospital in 1927, located on Whyte Avenue and 107 Street, where the Sisters provided care to aging pioneers in what was coined Edmonton's "first home for the aged." Throughout the years, the building was upgraded and expanded to meet the residents’ needs.

Eventually, the old structure could no longer meet our needs, and in 1993 we moved to our current location in south central Edmonton.

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