Integrated Operating Suites


Through a fund created within the Hebron Project, the Building Trades Workers of the Resource Development Trades Council (RDTC) have made a multimillion dollar commitment to surgical care at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. The result of this commitment is the replacement of medical equipment and technology in 17 traditional operating suites in both St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital and the Health Sciences Centre, transforming them into Integrated Operating Suites. To date, two suites have been completed. 

The Integrated Operating Suites will improve quality and safety, as well as facilitate better outcomes for patients, thanks to features such as high definition visualization, advanced medical equipment and videoconferencing.

The Integrated Operating Suites have been named in recognition of the tremendous support from the RDTC and the 16 Building Trades unions who contributed to the cause, including: 

  • Boilermakers, Local 203
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1;
  • Carpenters, Local 579
  • Elevator Constructors, Local 125;
  • Hotel and Restaurant Workers, Local 779;
  • International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 137;
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1620;
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2330;
  • Iron Workers, Local 764;
  • Labourers, Local 1208;
  • Millwrights Union, Local 1009; 
  • Operating Engineers, Local 904;
  • Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1984;
  • Sheet Metal Workers, Local 512;
  • Teamsters, Local 855; and
  • United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 740.

Members of the RDTC and the building trades unions touring a completed Integrated Operating Suite. 

Our Mission

The Health Care Foundation raises funds and develops strong and sustaining philanthropic relationships to support the highest level of adult health care through the funding of vital medical equipment, research, education and the provision of items that impact patient comfort and care.


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The Health Care Foundation

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