Île Per­rot mayors mo­bi­lize for hos­pi­tal pro­ject

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

fromQue­bec's top doc­tor.

Yves Bol­duc, Mi­nis­ter of Health and So­cial Ser­vices, said du­ring a vi­sit to the re­gion last fall that a boo­ming po­pu­la­tion has made a me­di­cal centre a prio­ri­ty.

Bol­duc had said at the time he would like to see sho­vels in the ground wi­thin the next few years.

The coun­ty's cur­rent po­pu­la­tion could swell to 160,000 in the next few years ac­cor­ding toVau­dreuilMNAY­von Mar­coux, who­calls the centre "amust."

And such a centre is ex­pec­ted to help ease over­crow­ding at La­ke­shore Ge­ne­ral Hos­pi­tal and Sa­la­ber­ry-de-Val­ley­field hos­pi­tal, both of which cur­rent­ly serve most Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes pa­tients.

The pro­po­sed mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­na­ry me­di­cal com­plex would in­clude me­di­cal and pa­ra­me­di­cal ser­vices at one lo­ca­tion and could in­clude cli­nics such as same-day, out­pa­tient, trai­ning cli­nics, and fa­ci­li­ties of­fe­ring same-day sur­ge­ries.

Bol­duc said pa­tients would re­ceive treat­ment in the lan­guage of their choice.

The me­di­cal centre pe­ti­tion is avai­lable in all Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes CLSCs, as well as town halls in St. La­zare and île Per­rot. Those in­ter­es­ted in cir­cu­la­ting their own pe­ti­tion can re­quest a copy by email at: ho­pi­tal.csssvs@rrsss16.gouv.qc.ca.

KRIS­TI­NA ED­SON

People be­gan si­gning a pe­ti­tion de­man­ding that an am­bu­la­to­ry health centre be built in the re­gion du­ring the H1N1 flu vaccination ef­fort.

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