Ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion for CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier,

On Septem­ber 25th, Health Min­is­ter Gae­tan Bar­rette tabled Bill 10 in the Na­tional Assem­bly, a Bill to mod­ify in a ma­jor way the or­gan­i­sa­tion and gov­er­nance of the health and so­cial ser­vices net­work, no­tably by the abo­li­tion of re­gional agen­cies.

Con­se­quently, from now un­til the even­tual adop­tion of the Bill fore­seen for De­cem­ber of this year, the CSSS of Mem­phrem­a­gog and of the Coat­i­cook MRC must now post­pone the le­gal and ad­min­is­tra­tive steps to vol­un­tar­ily fuse after the de­posit­ing of all the re­quired doc­u­ments to the Health Min­istry last Septem­ber.

Un­der the pro­posed Bill 10, the CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog would be fused with twelve other es­tab­lish­ments: the CHUS, six other CSSS’ in the Estrie, all the read- ap­ta­tion cen­tres ded­i­cated to vul­ner­a­ble clients and the Cen­tre Je­unesse.

The new es­tab­lish­ment would be called the Cen­tre in­te­gré de santé et de ser­vices so­ci­aux de l’Estrie – Cen­tre hospi­tal­ier uni­ver­si­taire de Sher­brooke (CISSS-CHUS) and would be man­aged by only one ad­min­is­tra­tive board, one pres­i­dent-di­rec­tor gen­eral, one as­sis­tant pres­i­dent di­rec­tor gen­eral and a man­age­ment team. All the ser­vice points of the es­tab­lish­ments in the Estrie would be main­tained.

“We will con­cen­trate all our ef­forts in or­der that our client ser­vices will not be ham­pered in con­tin­u­ing to of­fer qual­ity ser­vices as nearby as pos­si­ble to where they live,” com­mented Mr. Juby, the pres­i­dent of the ad­min­is­tra­tive board of the CSSSM, want­ing to re­as­sure the pop­u­la­tion about the ac­cess to ser­vices.

Sylvie More­ault, the in­terim di­rec­tor gen­eral, also wanted to re­as­sure donors to the Mem­phrem­a­gog Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion: “Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tions are in­de­pen­dent, le­gal en­ti­ties with their own Ad­min­is­tra­tive Boards and man­age­ment. The Bill con- tains no di­rec­tives for hos­pi­tal foun­da­tions in the same re­gion to fuse.” Re­gard­ing the bud­get of the fu­ture es­tab­lish­ment, Mrs. More­ault com­mented that: “the spend­ing will have to be done with re­spect to ser­vice pro­grams as well as the needs of vul­ner­a­ble clients.”

From now un­til the even­tual adop­tion of the Bill, the ad­min­is­tra­tors and the man­age­ment team of the CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog will con­trib­ute ac­tively to the trans­for­ma­tion of the net­work and con­tinue to pur­sue their man­date.

The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend the an­nual Ren­dez-vous of the CSSSM, on Oc­to­ber 28th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Salle Bon­heur, where they can learn more about the trans­for­ma­tion of the health and so­cial ser­vices net­work. Please reg­is­ter first by call­ing 819 843-2572, ex­ten­sion 2929.

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Jac­ques Juby, pres­i­dent of the Board of the CSSSM, and in­terim di­rec­tor gen­eral Sylvie More­ault, want to re­as­sure the pub­lic about the pro­posed changes in the health sys­tem.

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