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Lachine Hospital significantly reduces ER time, authorities blame “significant” staff shortage-Montreal

Lachine Hospital, which is part of the McGill University Health Center in Montreal, will significantly reduce ER time from November 7th.

A MUHC spokesman said on Monday night that the situation was exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while the hospital was dealing with labor shortages for several years.

According to MUHC Communications Manager Gilda Salomone, the hospital is currently facing a “serious shortage of nurses and respiratory therapists.”

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During the new time period, the emergency room will remain open 7 days a week, but the ambulance will be temporarily redirected.

Salomon said all services at the CHSLD Camille-Lefebvre care facility maintain not only capacity but also support for patients who are chronically ventilated.

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Hospitals also maintain elective surgery and inpatient capacity in medicine and surgery.

The emergency response plan will come into effect on November 7, but it is unclear how long it will last.

“This situation is temporary and we would like to assure our staff and patients that we are working with MSSS (Ministry of Health) to focus on fixing it as soon as possible,” said Salomone. increase. “Patient safety is our priority.”

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Lachine Hospital significantly reduces ER time, authorities blame “significant” staff shortage-Montreal

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