The existence of the permanent hospital institution in Toulon dates back to the 5th century, from the setting up of the bishop's palace in the city. However, the existence of an asylum for the poor and the sick didn't come into life before 1200.
The first facilities in Toulon
- 1300: The hospital is run by les Frères du Saint-Esprit. It is set up rue Maurels (rue F. Pelloutier today).
- 1560: Establishment rue Royale (place du Théâtre today) with a 15-bed capacity.
- 1599: It takes the designation of Hôtel Dieu.
- 1600-1668: Extension of the hospital which goes to 50 and then to 120 beds.
- 1667: Jean de Gautier, an important ecclesiastic from Toulon, leaves its goods for the future charity facility. His statues, sculpted in 1857, is erected at the entrance of the chapel of the current Hôpital Chalucet.
- 1681: Pierre Meissonier, a middle-class person from Toulon, also leaves all its goods to the poor of the Charity.
- 1700: Building of the Charity Hospital by Monseigneur BONNIN de Chalucet, bishop of Toulon, who will devote his life to the poor. His statue also features at the entrance of the chapel.
- 16 Vendemiaire year 5: The hospices take the name of Civil Hospices (revolutionary calendar)
- 1813: A midwife school is set up. It will subsist until 1939.
- 1815: The civil hospices of Toulon sheltered 2 485 persons (sick and incurable old men, pregnant girls, orphans, lost and found children, privately forstered children).
- 1819: Creation of a treatment service for venereal diseases.
The interwar period
- 1854: Building of the Hôpital Chalucet.
- 1920: Creation of the Ministry of Health.
- 1944: The bombardments destroy mostly the facility (patients had been evacuated before in the schools of La Valette).
- 1945: Patients are transferred to numbers 67 and 69 of the avenue Foch, in Toulon, in requisitioned building.
The modern era
- 1958 to 1963: Building of the Hôpital Font-Pré erected on the "Haras de La Thérèse". Putting into service on September, 6th, 1963 (742 beds).
- 1967: Creation of nursing school transferred on January, 1st, 1985 in the industrial estate of La Garde.
- 1972: Creation of the outpatient department.
- 1974: Realisation of the biological and biochemistry laboratories.
- 1977: Opening of the Hôpital Coste-Boyère, renamed Georges CLEMENCEAU in 1989 (360 beds) Gerontology centre in 2005.
- 01.01.1979: West Obstetrical Service established in the premises of the old clinic of Faveyrolles(15 beds).
- 01.03.1988: Fusion of the Centre Hospitalier Général de Toulon and the Centre Hospitalier de La Seyne sur Mer.
New designation: Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Toulon - La Seyne-sur-Mer.
- 03.03.1989: Inauguration of the new buildings of the Hôpital Chalucet.
- 01.01.1992: Integration of the Centre de Pneumologie Réal Martin in Pierrefeu.
New designations in 1994
The whole hospital activities of the site of La Seyne are gathered under the name of Hôpital de La Seyne-sur-Mer and known as follows:
- Hôpital George Sand (opened in 1995) gathers emergency, medicine, surgery, ambulatory surgery, obstetric, paediatric and medico-technical services.
- Toussaint Merle Gerontology Unit (opened on July 1998).
- Arthur Rimber psychiatric wing (opened in April 1999).
- 09.12.1994: Inauguration of the new Hôpital La Seyne-sur-Mer (185 beds). The West Obstetrical service disappears.
- 1996: Closing of the Centre de Pneumologie Réal Martin
- Oct 2003: Opening of the new Accident and Emergency Department / Service d'Accueil des Urgences (S.A.U.) of the Hôpital Font-Pré with surfaces tripling.
- 09.03.2004: Opening of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit / Unité de Chirurgie Ambulatoire (U.C.A.) of the Hôpital George Sand (Hôpital La Seyne sur Mer).
- 15.09.2004: Opening of the Permanent Reception Centre / Centre d'Accueil Permanent (CAP 48 H) insuring the psychiatric emergencies care located on the 1st floor of the Service d'Accueil des Urgences (the Accident and Emergency Department) of the Hôpital Font-Pré .
- 01.12.2005: Official inauguration of the new Obstetric Unit, totally refurbished of the Hôpital Font-Pré.
- 2011: New organisation of the Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Toulon – La Seyne-sur Mer and opening of the new Hôpital Sainte Musse.
Hôpital Sainte Musse
Hôpital Sainte Musse
In Toulon, Sainte Musse Hospital forms a facility pivot for the whole health territory serving 500,000 inhabitants of the large city of Toulon.
It is the site of the establishment of a considerable technical support, to which the resuscitation, the neonatology, the SAMU 83 and the emergency, allow to pursue by developing numerous activities in medical special and surgical specialties, as well as psychiatric activities.
Referent hospital for the large city of Toulon
Innovation and progress
The building of the Hôpital Sainte Musse was the opportunity to acquire and deploy better technologies as regard health. Amongst the new equipment installed: two top of the range CT scans with reduction of the X-rays dose, one PET Scan and two brand new gamma cameras in nuclear medicine, one robot (automaton) of pre-analytic, automated technical platform and two mass spectrometer at the lab, sterilisation cleaning cubicle, surgical navigation system, life-support system with “automatic” ventilation mode, new generation dialysis generators, new equipment of ten operating theatre, etc.
- 336 million of euros invested with 50 million new biomedical, hotel and IT equipment
- 4 years of works
- 6 hectares of site
- 691 beds and 69 places in day care hospital
- 80% of individual rooms
The activity of the site leans on:
- 10 clinical units :
o Cardio Vascular,
o Medicine and specialities,
o Medico-surgical with oncologic orientation,
o Emergency medicine, Anaesthetic – Resuscitation – Brain-damaged patients unit – Hospital coordination,
o Adult psychiatry,
o Infant and child psychiatry,
- 3 medico-technical units :
o Pharmacy / sterilisation
o Medical imaging
o Laboratory – Hospital hygiene
- 3 technical platforms of Consultations, Explorations and Care
- 3 administrative units :
o General management unit,
o Human resources unit,
o Support resources unit,
- Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis centre
- L’Établissement Français du Sang (EFS). (French blood agency)
Hôpital La Seyne sur Mer
Hôpital de La Seyne-sur-Mer
The Hôpital de La Seyne-sur-Mer is one of the pillars of the C.H.I.T.S plan. It is a local/nearby hospital for the whole inhabitants of the Var West.
Local hospital of the Var West
Perinatal care centre
- Multipurpose medicine hospitalisation Units
- Functional explorations and consultations centre
- Functional rehabilitation and awakening of comas service
- Palliative care units
- Long stay unit, composed of a reinforced hosting units : Adult psychiatry and infant and child psychiatry
- Medico-social structures : Centre d’Action Médico-Sociale Précoce (CAMSP), Établissement d’Hébergement pour Personnes Agées Dépendantes (EHPAD)
In collaboration with the high-end technical platform, the emergencies and radiology services are complementary with the other sites of the Centre Hospitalier.
Hôpital Clemenceau - La Garde
Hôpital Clemenceau - La Garde
The hospital of La Garde is from now on a reference point on the old age issues, major challenge of future public health.
Geriatrics specialised Hospital
The nursing, the consultations, the expert assessments and the equipment have specialised in to give performing answers to emerging pathologies in the oldest patients. Its activity covers the whole territory of health of Centre Hospitalier.
With a capacity of almost 200 beds, the facility consists of services of:
- Aftercare and rehabilitation including one unit of «cognitive behavioural rehabilitation » (Alzheimer Plan)
- Geriatrics mobile team
- Day care hospital (individualised check-ups)
- Long-term care unit.
- Medico-social structure : Établissement d’Hébergement pour Personnes Âgées Dépendantes (EHPAD) (Nursing home)