Accueil Notre-Dame Separation of 6-bed rooms into two 3-bed rooms

Accueil Notre-Dame

Project description

When the Accueil Notre-Dame was built (inauguration in 1997) the choice was made to offer a selection of different sizes of bedroom : with 1, 2, 3 and 6 beds. In recent years, pilgrimages have been reticent about using the 6-bed rooms, as pilgrims prefer to stay in smaller rooms. A
programme to split the 6-bed rooms into two began in 2005. Out of the 52 rooms with 6 beds, 20 have already been separated into rooms containing 3 beds. Currently there remain 32 rooms with 6-beds in the Accueil Notre-Dame, on all foors, both in the Carmel and Hospitalet wings.
Work can only be carried out between two seasons, when the Accueil is empty.
The cost of splitting a room in two (€ 19,000) is relatively high due to the norms and standards linked to the status of the building which accommodates people who are sick or have a disability.

Project impact

Increase the comfort and wellbeing for pilgrims who are sick or have a disability

Provide the Hospitaliers with smaller units of pilgrims to manage

Avoid creating a “hospital” atmosphere of wards

The objective is to complete the separation of all 32 remaining 6-bed rooms by 2026.
Work is scheduled to begin end 2022.



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