March 28, 2023

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The emergency room is overflowing: “It could be a tough summer,” says Minister Dube

The alarm bells rang on Monday by chief doctors at the hospital emergencyIn a letter received by Radio-Canada, generated several reactions.

About sixty physicians from the Regroupement des chefs d’urgence du Québec (RCUQ) believe the quality of care is affected. Many preventable deaths have been reported […] In recent months, due to the lack of access to access to the stretcher and the care required for the situation.

Hospital beds should be kept open during the summer instead of partially closed.

According to Dr. Judy Morris, the Emergency Physician at the Hepitel du Sacre-Choir de Montreal and President of the Association of Emergency Physicians of Quebec (AMUQ), Urgency is essential [d’agir] It will be felt by everyone in the network because of the thought and stress that we are the only ones experiencing it.

The government and the ministry should put pressure on health institutions […] Be responsible and accountableSays Dr. Morris.

According to the head of AMUQ, Groups cannot be asked on an almost routine basis to perform at 150 to 200% of their capacityOtherwise, she warns, burns and departures will increase.

For his part, the Minister of Health and Social Services did not publicly express the same sense of urgency as physicians.

First of all, this is not a surprise, we know that summer is always hard on the health network when it comes to holidays.Christian Dubey commented.

Also, do not want to interfere with the provision of summer vacation. It is a commitment to the nurses that we must provide a worthy leaveSays the Minister.

Yes, it can be a tough summer, I said, but I think we put things in place to help us.

A quote Christian Dubey, Minister of Health and Social Services

According to data compiled by Radio-Canada, the percentage of patients in stretchers in the emergency room for more than 24 hours has risen from about 17% in 2018 to about 22% when the coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) came to power. Year.

A week ago, the rate had fluctuated from 24% to 32% since the start of the holidays in the health sector.

Dr. Judy Morris, President of the Quebec Emergency Physicians Association.

Photo: Radio-Canada

“Call the Chief Coroner”

When questioned at the entrance to the parliamentary committee, Québec solidaire’s spokesman Vincent Maricel believes in health. Since doctors are talking about preventable deaths, the first thing to do is to call the Chief Superintendent.

Among the solutions he proposes, We have to reopen the first line so that the small lesions do not end up in the hospitalSays MP. Unfortunately, nothing has been done about it for four years […] And the Minister always comes up with solutions within a year.

For his part, Dominique Anglet, leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, regrets the shortage of family doctors and its impact on emergency room visits.

When the CAQ came to power, 400,000 people were waiting for a family doctor, and today more than a million are waiting! [Et] The first line is not enough, it overflows in our times of emergencyShe says.

According to Joel Arseno, the leader of the Third Opposition and the party’s Quebecois health critic, This is a good example of how we are always, in the CAQ, lagging behind in news and problems..

According to the latter, If we take care of urgent cases at local clinics that are CLSCs, we will not be there.

Vincent Maricel at a press conference.

Quebec Solitaire MNA Vincent Maricel.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Sylvain Roy Russell

MUHC supports emergency leaders

When asked for opinion, most health facilities guided us M.S.S..

Annie-Claire Fournier, media relations consultant at McGill University Health Center (MUHC), clarified by email We eagerly read the letter signed by the emergency leaders sent to all the CEOs of the network. Emergency room traffic has been a real concern for the past few weeks, and we recognize that this situation is having an impact on our patients and their families, our staff and our physicians..

We share the position of Quebec Emergency Medical Leaders that this means that pressure must be distributed throughout the entire health care system, allowing emergency rooms to carry out their core mission of providing emergency care to patients in need of their condition.

A quote Annie-Claire Fournier, spokeswoman for McGill University Health Center

At CISSS Laval’s spokeswoman Mary-Eve despati-Cognone mentions the establishment by email One of the least helpful TSO [heures supplémentaires obligatoires, NDLR] Across the health network in Quebec […] Various programs are being evaluated to further reduce usage TSOIncluding self-management schedule program.

He also notes that Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital is reassessing the suitability of having fifteen stretchers included in the emergency room 49 during emergencies to ensure a safe distance.

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