The news went unnoticed, but Quebec and the FIQ have recently announced 10 other pilot projects on nurse-patient ratios, which should help improve the working conditions of these healthcare professionals.
I nterrogé Monday about it while he was visiting Montreal, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, said seeing “significant change” in promising ways to do through these projects .
Three of these new pilot projects will take place in CHSLDs (Long-Term Care Centers) in the Quebec, Estrie and Mont-Tremblant regions; three in surgery departments at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur, in Montérégie-Ouest and in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and four in medicine at the CHU de Québec, in Lanaudière, Chaudière-Appalaches and in Bas-Saint-Laurent.
The first three projects were announced in March by the President of the Interprofessional Federation of Health (FIQ), Nancy Bédard, and Minister Barrette.
A total of 17 pilot projects must be announced to cover all the geographical realities and professional situations in which nurses work.