Within the 1990s, the Fontmaure hospital in Chamalières (Puy-de-Dôme) was the one Auvergne institution to apply high-risk neurosurgery. it closed its doorways completely in November 1999.
From 1944, the 100 beds within the institution had been reserved for psychiatry, then in 1947, a spot was made for sufferers affected by critical illnesses: tetanus, typhoid, neurological and tumor affections. New methods within the fields of anesthesia and resuscitation then favor the set up of neurosurgical practices.
Within the 1950s, technological developments confirmed this vocation. In 1979, Fontmaure turned a hospital depending on the CHU. The presence of ever extra refined gear, mixed with the excellence of the medical groups which can succeed each other till 1999 will hoist the institution within the worldwide medical gotha. In 1993, he was labeled among the many 4 European neurosurgery facilities.
Characters have marked the historical past of the hospital
Annie Bouteyre knew Fontmaure properly and but she was not a part of the workers. “I used to be staying at the clinic, on the higher flooring. It was from 1951 to 1958. I used to be between 12 and 19 years previous. I used to be finding out in Sainte-Thècle and I lived with my aunt, sister Henriette (Picture reverse). She was the superior mom, director of the clinic. It was splendid. The home was very welcoming. At first I used to be a bit misplaced and impressed. I lived close to the nuns. My aunt had massive duties. She was a number one lady, an necessary determine who vastly contributed to the event of the clinic from 1946 till 1968. “
Lovely pages within the historical past of Auvergne drugs
Many different names come again in reminiscence of all these with whom we spoke about Fontmaure: Melle Renée Charbonnier, head nurse and normal supervisor, Sister Monique, Sister Léonie, and really many medical doctors who left their mark on the constructing, together with the Docteurs Chabannes, Tournilhac, Janny, Chazal, Jalenques, Planche, Lemaire, Irthum, Montrieul, Georget, Clavelou, Viallet and lots of others, all of whom have contributed to writing probably the most lovely pages within the historical past of Auvergne drugs.
What future for the constructing trade?
At present round forty flats are being constructed as a part of a non-public venture. The municipality of Chamalières stays the proprietor of a part of the premises, notably the chapel which must be transformed right into a municipal cultural house.
However earlier than getting there, there was no scarcity of plans to attempt to write the way forward for the previous psychological hospital. From probably the most critical to probably the most eccentric.
Probably the most credible involved in 2003 the creation of a giant efficiency corridor, an auditorium with 800 to 1,200 seats. A venture for a numismatic museum has additionally met with a reasonably favorable response, because the Banque de France printing works are situated within the commune of Chamalières. Housing, retirement houses and even reptilarium had been often talked about. A resort with panoramic restaurant was additionally invited to the debates.
50 years ago the Teilhard-de-Chardin college was inaugurated in Chamalières (Puy-de-Dôme)
Rehabilitation or destruction, the query arose. The hospitable previous didn’t facilitate its reconversion for contemporary use. There was additionally the query of the architectural curiosity of the constructing. For some, it was constructed above all to be stable and with none explicit analysis.The doorway to the previous hospital in chamalieres on December eight, 2011, picture thierry Lindauer
Through the First World Conflict, the military service requisitioned a part of Fontmaure and put in 35 beds there. In 1939, when the Second World Conflict raged, Fontmaure was once more requisitioned and remodeled, for probably the most half, right into a complementary hospital for the well being service of the 13th navy area. In 1942 the clinic was occupied by the Central Conflict Administration for the warfare wounded and sick. From 1943 to 1945, a maternity service was opened to permit the evacuation of the Emile-Roux polyclinic in Clermont-Ferrand. February 46: finish of the requisition.
Since 1807. The Bertrand household, merchants in skins and furs, owns the land. She had a prestigious residence constructed, akin to that of Montjoli, Bellevue (Parc Bargoin) or Beaulieu.Underground of the previous Fontmaure hospital, Chamalieres on 11/30/2009 Picture R Brunel
Might 2, 1873. The congregation of the sisters of Saint-Joseph (often known as the Good Shepherd) acquires the property of Fontmaure.
October 1881. After work, the constructing, residence of the sisters, additionally turned a boarding faculty for younger women and a faculty for deaf-mutes. June 1903. Regardless of the help of Pierre Poisson, mayor of Chamalières, the boarding faculty closed. The constructing then turns into a “home of bodily and psychological remedies for overworked or drained and psychoneurotic individuals” then a clinic.
1979. Fontmaure turns into a hospital depending on the CHU.
June 11, 1992. The municipal council of Chamalières formalizes the acquisition of Fontmaure. NOTovember 1999. Hospital closed.
Buy. The Chamaliéroise municipality, led by Claude Wolff, determined to spend 29.5 million francs (round four.5 M €) in 1992 to purchase the property.
Space. 1,993 m2, the floor space of the property advanced on a plot of roughly three hectares, on the time of buy.
Neurosurgery. Within the 1990s, the hospital was among the many most famed. Outfitted with a cavitron (1987) for the removing of mind tumors, it’s the solely institution in Auvergne, public or personal, to apply high-risk neurosurgery. In 1993, with ultra-sophisticated gear for the therapy of mind circumstances, it was labeled among the many 4 European neurosurgery facilities.
Public sale. On November 20, 1999, furnishings and artworks from the previous hospital had been auctioned off for the advantage of the mom and baby heart. The public sale quantity exceeds 1.three million francs (round € 200,000), properly past estimates. Bernard Vassy and Philippe Jalenques are driving the sale.