Île Perrot mayors mobilize for hospital project
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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: email@example.com.
People began signing a petition demanding that an ambulatory health centre be built in the region during the H1N1 flu vaccination effort.