Doctors in NURSING homes, these heroes to our seniors

Les médecins en CHSLD, ces héros pour nos aînés

The CHSLD Eloria-Lepage, Montréal has not been spared by the COVID-19. In addition to its 80 residents infected and 30 deaths, several members of the nursing staff were part of the account.

Among these, the Dr Michel Nguyen, family physician of the CIUSSS of the East-of-the-Island-of-Montreal.

“I was really sick for 8 days, and then it is back to normal fairly quickly”, explains Dr. Nguyen to VAT New.

During his absence, there was only one doctor in this NURSING homes, doctor. With nurses and attendants, she did not count her hours in a race against the clock to save patients.

“At the beginning, there was a lack of staff. The attendants, the nurses are sick one after the other,” said Dr. Han The she also family physician at CIUSSS of the East-of-the-Island-of-Montreal.

Fortunately, at the end of a week, Dr. The had of the reinforcement. At the same time as the military were deployed to accommodation centres of Montreal, dr. Maud Rebeyrol had just left the canadian armed Forces after five years and was looking for a new challenge.

Apart from an internship during her studies, she had never cared of the elderly. Even if he was weak and confined to the house, doctor Nguyen was teaching him at a distance.

“It was him who had the expertise to his patients and me, I was trying to put out fires!”, says Dr. Maud Rebyrol to VAT New.

The young doctor, who has always wanted to do medicine humanitarian, will be entitled to an immersion painful : the new recruit had under his wing a fifty patients (divided on two floors.

Most of these residents were affected by the COVID-19.

Despite the hardships, Dr. Rebyrol now wants to fulfill its new mission, which is to care for seniors in a ltc facility.

Yolande Pelletier enjoys the life and the sun after having been hit by the disease. Even after three months, the resident, 77-year-old is still low. Nevertheless, it must his life to the caring personnel of his residence.

-With the information from Harold Won

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