SAINT-JÉRÔME | A sexagenarian regrets not having been able to accompany his father to the age of 85, almost blind and deaf to the hospital to lend him assistance, Friday, because of the visits are suspended because of an outbreak of COVID-19.
“I saw a mother come in with their teenager. Why, me, I would not have the right to be with my father who is in loss of autonomy ? ” is questioned Friday Carole Cousineau, with a heavy heart, pointing to the building of the Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme.
In the morning, the lady of 62 years who had carried her father of 85 years at the yard, after the latter had been a heavy fall the day before.
It was the second time that the man in loss of autonomy, fell, in a few days.
He had had to put a cast on the wrist, it is broken.
“His face is all blue, and scratches everywhere, details his daughter. In addition, it is a little more lost than usual, because he’s just moved house into a residence for semi-autonomous. We wanted it to go in a CHSLD. “
Although she has tried to explain that his father “did not hear and see nothing,” the resident of Sainte-Thérèse has not been through the security guards and employees of the hospital.
“I would have liked to be his eyes and ears to the urgency, she explained. But there is nothing to do, it will not let me enter. “
His father is out of the hospital in the evening, with plaster and stitches.
On Friday, the centre for integrated health and social services (CISSS) of the Laurentides region has suspended visits to this place, as a precautionary measure due to an outbreak of cases of COVID-19. A directive introduced for an indefinite period.
“The facility is for the health and safety of the most vulnerable people “, was it said in the press release.
“It is cumulative, since the beginning of June, 68 cases have been confirmed,” was added in the afternoon Dominique Gauthier, spokesperson for the CISSS.
Ms. Gauthier stated that these cases have been reported in users of several units. She was not in a position to say whether there had been any deaths or if employees had been infected.
A source association has reported that of workers as much as patients are affected by this outbreak, ” particularly on the 5th and 6th floors “. The employer will apprêterait also to perform a “screening stepped up” as early as next week.
– With the QMI Agency
♦ Exceptions, which should be the subject of an authorisation ” of a unit leader, are possible to some visitors, pointed to the CISSS.