Located in Victoria BC, the original Mount St. Mary Hospital, situated on the corner of Burdett Avenue and Vancouver Street, was opened in 1941 by the Sisters of St. Ann to accommodate 126 individuals who required convalescent care services. In 1965, Mount St. Mary became one of the first Extended Care Hospitals to come under the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service.
The exciting opening of the new facility, located on the corner of Fairfield Road and Quadra Street on the site of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, was held in March 2003. Built to replace the original Hospital, the new facility is designed to create a home-like atmosphere for 200 residents requiring complex care services, and to provide a Community Bathing Program for approximately 25 clients a year. Our services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of care providers and support staff who are committed to our Mission and who are experts in gerontological and individualized complex care.
The facility design exceeds multi-level guidelines for complex care facilities. The 200 residents live in one of 16 separate Houses which provide an environment that is truly home-like. This community living boasts a Village Square, the vibrant heart of the home, and an oasis in the form of the park-like Blondin Green containing a beautiful fountain, quiet seating for visiting and a children’s’ play area. The Blessed Marie Anne Blondin Chapel is located off the Village Square where multi-denominational services are held, as well as, other gatherings and celebrations.