One of our Windsor hospitals was founded as ‘Hotel-Dieu’. Translated from French it is literally ‘House Of God’. 

The care of the sick has been a long-standing tradition of the Christian faith. The first hospitals were founded and run by the church.

While that is no longer the case, the churches have a therapeutic role in the lives of the sick.

Consider this early church instruction:

1 Thessalonians 5:14
14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

Paul urges us to help each other, especially the weak and discouraged. We need to become very patient with everyone.

If the church is to be a hospital, we need to be a place that sick people are welcomed and expected. It is a place for healing and restoration, but also the place of comfort and understanding when you are dying.

In the House of God, there is always room. We are committed to getting you on your feet and helping you in your suffering.

You can find our staff policy written on the walls of the hospital. This is our protocol in the House of God.

Philippians 4:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.