Emergencies: “I’m not here to put out fires,” says Minister Dubey

Emergencies: “I’m not here to put out fires,” says Minister Dubey

Yes it is funny Put out fires and deal with emergencies, but that’s not what I’m here forChristian started Dubey during the first press scrum of the year.

I’m here to get structural effects that change things […] In the coming weeks, we’ll get out of the rush to work on what’s importantHe noted.

It is true that the emergency room has been overflowing since last fall, and the crisis unit was set up by the minister in hopes of getting results quickly.

Increased use of the Info-Santé 811 line, setting up of specialist nurse practitioner clinics and increasing the number of shelters are some of the measures deployed.

As of now, the stretcher occupancy rate averages over 125%. More than a fifth of emergencies exceed 150%.

Not to mention the average length of stay is always 18 to 20 hours on a stretcher and over 5 hours in the waiting room.

The Minister was pleased to note that the rate of hospital bed occupancy by users who no longer require hospital care has decreased from 13% to 11%.

It is no longer new measures that we need, but implementation of those proposed to us. »

A quote Quebec’s Health Minister Christian Dubey

Maisonneuve-Rosemont in the viewfinder

To this day, the use of mandatory overtime remains essential in the emergency department of Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, one of the largest hospitals in Quebec.

Sources confirm that more than 400 forced overtime hours were worked there last weekend, with most of the nurses on call. Unprecedented From the perspective of a physician who has worked in the emergency department for many years.

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Asked about this hospital in East Montreal, Minister Dubey replied that the establishment is in the middle. People who have great difficulty in implementing actions. He says he questioned Jean-François Fortin Verreault, CEO of CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

Why are there about thirty hospitals that have successfully implemented local schedule management? I asked Mr. Fortin [des explications]I will ask the unionsThe minister added.

Multiple sources indicate that frequent backlogs in the hospital’s emergency department create significant tensions with management, but also among some employees who are exhausted from years of overwork.

Radio-Canada was recently released The Quebec government has closed the door on a pilot program aimed at reducing mandatory overtime in Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

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