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Self Guided Historical Tour - St. Joseph's Hospital

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St. Joseph's Hospital

Thunder Bay, ON

Directions: St. Joseph's Hospital - New Main Floor Hallway.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Starting at the Main Entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital, visitors will see a number of static displays where they will learn more about St. Joseph's Care Group's 135 years of service to the people of Northwestern Ontario.

School of Nursing - Just inside of the new Main Entrance, visitors will find a terrazzo crest and interpretive artwork about St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing.

Stained Glass - The main hallway features several panels of stained glass from the Chapel at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, which closed in 2018.

Contemplation Space - Designed with client & family partners, this space echoes a traditional healing lodge with natural light, wood walls, and a starlight ceiling.

Historical Display - Through partnership with Thunder Bay Museum, this display gives a glimpse into the past 135 years of health care.



St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) combines tradition and innovation in responding to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884. We are here for our clients, offering a broad range of programs and services in Addictions & Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care, and Seniors’ Health across eight sites in the City of Thunder Bay.

With over 2,200 staff and growing, we pride ourselves on maintaining our core values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment. We are recognized as a leader in delivering safe, high-quality health care and have been Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest level awarded by Accreditation Canada.

Our vast service area and culturally diverse client population includes many remote and isolated communities where access to specialized health services is a challenge. To meet that challenge, we find new and innovative ways to deliver care through technology and strong partnerships, and are Northwestern Ontario’s regional lead for Rehabilitative Care, Behavioural Supports, Rapid Access Addiction Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Coupling research with mobilization, our Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) supports internal and external staff and clinicians through expertise, project consultation and knowledge translation.

Our Behavioural Sciences Centre provides service to many companies and businesses in the region through Employee & Family Assistance Programs, the provision of confidential, high-quality counseling, as well as insurance and workplace assessment services.

St. Joseph’s Care Group is rooted in a tradition that began 135 years ago with the opening of Thunder Bay’s first hospital. We are always changing, always finding new ways to meet the needs of the people we serve, and always here for you when you need us.


St. Joseph's Care Group