October 17, 2021

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More than 150 nurses are interested in returning

The campaign to recruit new nurses at CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, which has lost nearly 1,600 nurses in recent years, began on Friday.

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The organization was able to reach 1,000 people who had previously worked with CIUSSS by phone over the weekend.

“Out of 1,000, 800 said they would like to continue in their current environment, and 161 expressed interest in returning to CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal,” LCN interviewed Jean-François. Ford’s Verrald, the organization’s deputy CEO.

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If the results are not fruitful at the beginning, the process is only in its infancy. Ford’s Verrald promises.

“Of those who left us, some have moved to other areas, while others have changed their life plans. All reasons are good. We were not badly welcomed. […] This is just the beginning, “said David Cook, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.

In addition, there are numerous efforts underway inside and outside the network to search for these essential employees.

“We want to reorganize the staffing agents, our staff, the nurses, our respiratory therapists, our perfumers who work for us, the new collective agreements, all of these in the fall. The work-family balance of our nurses,” the manager emphasizes.

These CIUSSS must fill 400 vacant nurse and support positions who wish to reduce overtime.