Access points in mental health: Carmant promises to improve aid

Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant said he was “devastated” by “all the tragedies” revealed in La Presse’s investigation into the failures of the mental health access windows published last Saturday. “It’s unacceptable that children have to wait so long on waiting lists,” said Dr. Carmant in an interview with La Presse yesterday. Minister […]

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Mandatory overtime: Beneficiary attendants also affected

The problem of compulsory overtime, which was previously the lot of nurses, is increasingly affecting the number of staff at the helm, because of the shortage of staff. However, affected workers are generally not forced into 16-hour shifts, as some nurses do, but at two, four, six extra hours in addition to their normal shift, […]

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“Super nurses”: months of waiting before practicing

From 50 to 75 “super nurses” who have completed their training will have to wait at least until November before being able to practice independently because discussions persist about the final exam which, in principle, they must undergo. The College of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ) confirms that discussions are underway to “review the content” of […]

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Suicide attempts on the rise in children

The increasing number of children being transported to hospitals for suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts is considered alarming, but the Canadian data are too incomplete to measure the extent of the problem, a Montreal researcher found. Dr. Brett Burstein, a pediatric emergency physician, co-authored a study published this week that portrays the phenomenon in the […]

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Hospitals: security guards demand more training and resources

The suicide of a lady, the madness of a patient constantly trying to escape, the marked presence of heavily intoxicated people. Security guards in hospitals are called upon daily to intervene in particularly difficult situations. However, agents deplore a lack of access to training that they consider central to perform their work properly, especially in […]

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Delivery in an automobile: an ambulance will be available, says McCann

A directive has been issued that in the future, an ambulance is made available to patients, in cases like that of the young woman who gave birth in a car because the Hospital of La Malbaie had momentarily staff to provide obstetric services, Health Minister Danielle McCann said Monday. Last week, the pregnant young woman […]

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After France, Canada wants to ban breast implants

Health Canada follows suit with the French authorities and suspends the license to sell breast implants that can lead to the development of a form of cancer. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the federal agency says it wants to “protect Canadian patients against the rare but serious risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated […]

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Doctors demonstrate against firearms across the country

Each week, the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) trauma team is required to treat at least one patient with a firearm injury. On Wednesday, doctors and other health professionals came out on the streets to join their colleagues in 13 hospitals across Canada to say loud and clear they have had enough. According to the […]

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