Hersey Pavilion

The stately Hersey Pavilion is a building of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal: "one of the earliest purpose-built nurses' residences in Canada, symbolizes the development and recognition of nursing as a profession in the early 20th century. From 1907 until 1972 this building housed students from the Royal Victoria Hospital's School for Nurses, who cared for hospital patients as part of their training. Named for Mabel Hersey, prominent nursing leader and the school's superintendent from 1908 to 1938, the residence provided a home-like setting, where a pioneering generation of professional nurses lived, trained, and formed lasting ties"1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2017)


  • Neville Terry, The Royal Vic. The story of Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital, 1894-1994, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal 1994, pp. 52-54

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