Deprived of his father for 3 weeks

Privée de son père durant 3 semaines

A Montreal denounces that a ltc facility was forced to go through a real obstacle course for three weeks for him to see his father suffer from cancer and the COVID-19.

“I feel stolen of my last weeks with him,” enrage Tamara Boivin-Nantel, who struggled to get to the bedside of his father, the CHSLD Jeanne-Le Ber, in Montreal.

Suffering from brain cancer and receiving her last chemotherapy treatment, Mario Boivin, 63 years old, moved to NURSING homes just prior to the start of the pandemic.

Mario Boivin, 63 years old, is suffering from cancer and the COVID-19.

It déjouait prognosis, according to his daughter, who believes that if he had not contracted the COVID-19 but his father would have been able to get out of it.

His only daughter, 27-year-old spoke to him on the phone every day, when visits were prohibited. Thanks to his cell phone, because a fixed line had never been installed, despite repeated requests, she said.

When the government gave the green light for the caregivers in shelters and long-term care, she immediately made known her interest.


It should be included in training, but never before has it been recalled. Ms. Boivin-Nantel says that he was told that his name had been “forgotten” in the list.

And then the bad news so much dreaded fell. Monday, she knew that her father was the COVID-19.

“It was more than urgent,” breath-t-it.

But once again, the staff asked him to wait another week to finally be admitted into the institution.

After constant calls and two complaints, she was finally able to hold the hand of her father on Friday.

Moreover, Ms. Boivin-Nantel was no news of him for nearly a week, since the cell of the sexagenarian was not working anymore.

“A chance that I saw it. […] It hurt me to the heart, a shock, ” she says. He was weak, feverish and unable to speak. She asked for ice, and open a window to try to cool off.

Requested transfer

Ms. Boivin-Nantel is now claiming the transfer to the hospital quickly so that his father receives of respiratory care. She argues that, at the CHSLD, the doctors were unaware that the chemotherapy treatments of Mr. Boivin were progressing well and that the cancer had not at all condemned.

“This is stupid, judge-t-it. His condition deteriorated and I dare not imagine what would have happened if I hadn’t beaten, ” she continued.

The integrated Center for academic health and social services (CIUSSS) of the Is-de-l’île-de-Montréal, which oversees the CHSLD, ensures that the teams show “flexibility and humanism” to allow the family to get together.

However, the spokesperson for the CIUSSS Christian Merciari said that it was possible that there had been a “misunderstanding” and that certain persons have not received call “, especially if a person did not meet the criteria of family caregivers to provide care regularly.

But Ms. Boivin-Nantel has always been the only one close to helping her father and takes rather to the disruption and lack of resources obvious to the CHSLD, which she is said to have been a witness.

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