COVID-19 outbreaks in two emergencies: Québec solidaire calls on the government to act

The outbreaks of COVID-19 and the wave of resignations among nursing staff in the emergency departments of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and the Santa Cabrini Hospital in Montreal worry Québec solidaire, which calls on the government to avoid the disaster .

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“The hour is serious at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and at the Santa Cabrini Hospital. While these establishments have seen their teams of healthcare professionals rapidly melt away, their emergency services are now grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks, ”said MP Vincent Marissal, in a press release on Thursday. .

The member for Rosemont is asking the Legault government to relieve congestion in these two establishments by distributing some of the patients to other hospitals in Montreal.

Mr. Marissal thus calls on the Minister of Health Christian Dubé to send a directive in this direction to transfer patients infected with COVID-19 and urgent cases to establishments with better adapted infrastructures.

“It is not normal that the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, which is in a pitiful state of disrepair, welcomes so many patients with COVID-19”, thundered the solidarity deputy.

“François Legault must commit to launching urgently the construction of a hospital center worthy of the name for the population of the east of the city,” he added.

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