The JGH’s first birthing room featured a comfortable double bed, a rocking chair and a crib for the baby. There was also an adjoining room where the new parents could relax with visitors. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
90th anniversaryJuly 2024

90th anniversary flashback: JGH’s first birthing room opens in 1980

In 1980, the JGH became the first McGill University teaching hospital to open a birthing room with a calming, home-like decor.

85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: The abduction of James Cross

On Oct. 5, 1970, in a crisis that made international headlines, British Trade Commissioner James Cross was abducted at gunpoint by the Front de libération du Québec. Released on Dec. 3, Mr. Cross was treated at the JGH.