CLSC de Senneterre emergency room open at all times starting March 7


Partially closed since mid-October, the emergency department of the Senneterre Health Center will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting March 7.

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First announced by Minister Christian Dubé during the end-of-session debates at the Salon Bleu, the CEO of the Integrated Health and Social Services Center of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Caroline Roy confirmed the news during her press conference. weekly, Thursday afternoon.

“We announced that when we could, we would do it, that’s what we do. I repeat it is really also thanks to the collaboration of partners in the community, people in the sector, who have helped to promote the attraction of new workers, ”she said.

“This seduction operation is not just a government effort. I thank the population and the elected officials of the region who helped in this great operation to encourage people to work in your region, ”said Minister Dubé earlier, in response to the concerns of the solidarity MP for the region Émilise Lessard- Therrien.

Since October 18, the CLSC de Senneterre emergency department has been closed 16 hours a day due to the labor shortage. To demand the personal intervention of the minister in the file, the former mayor of the place, Jean-Maurice Matte, had made the way to the National Assembly.

In December, during the hours when the health establishment was closed, Richard Genest, a Senneterrien who lived nearby, died after having traveled more than 70 km in an ambulance.

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