Ninette Sanatorium

Original Digital object not accessible

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Ninette Sanatorium

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



The Ninette (or Manitoba) Sanatorium was built in the town of Ninette, on the shores of Pelican Lake, in 1909. Consisting of many buildings built specifically to serve as a sanatorium, the lake view, treed landscape, and stone buildings all contributed to a picturesque setting. This setting was purposeful, as TB treatment up until the Second World War consisted primarily of rest, good food, and fresh air. A large veranda was built on the front of the sanatorium to accommodate the patients in their beds while they took in fresh air. Surgical procedures were incorporated into treatment plans in the following decades. It is not clear when Indigenous patients began being treated at Ninette. The hospital admitted primarily non-Indigenous patients until hospitalization rates among those groups began to decline after the Second World War, leaving open beds that needed to be filled. The Ninette Sanatorium remained in operation until 1972, when TB treatment was wholly transferred to the Central TB Clinic in Winnipeg.


Ninette, Manitoba

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Tuberculosis Sanatorium

Mandates/sources of authority

Sanatorium Board of Manitoba

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Ferguson, Robert George (Dr.) (1883-1964)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship


Dates of the relationship


Description of relationship

While in medical school, R.G. Ferguson interned at the Ninette Sanatorium under Dr. Stewart, even taking over management of Ninette while Dr. Stewart travelled.

Related entity

Stewart, David Alexander (Dr.) (February 15, 1878 - February 16, 1937)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship


Type of relationship

Stewart, David Alexander (Dr.)


Ninette Sanatorium

Dates of the relationship


Description of relationship

Access points area

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Maintained by

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Image from University of Manitoba College of Medicine Archives. Reference Code: UMCMA 028D. URL:

History from

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related places