Non-priority cases invited to avoid the emergency room of Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital

Non-priority cases urged to avoid emergency room ;pital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

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The emergency situation at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) remains precarious despite its reopening and the CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'île-de-Montréal (CEMTL) is requesting the collaboration of the population to prevent the situation from overflowing again. 

“We are in a management situation from hour to hour which remains difficult given the staff currently available” , said CEMTL President and CEO Jean-François Fortin Verreault.

To this end, the HMR notes that many non-priority cases come to the emergency room when they could be treated elsewhere. It is therefore recommended that you contact your family doctor or try to get an appointment at a clinic rather than going to the emergency room.

“We have mobilized the teams from all the clinics of the territory in this sense and they are ready to quickly receive users who will contact them”, mentioned Dr. Ariane Murray, head of the Regional Department of General Medicine of Montreal (DRMG).

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In addition, the CIUSSS affirms that several nurses in the network have voluntarily offered to help relieve the pressure on the hospital's workforce.

“We would like to thank them for this great solidarity and we confirm that we will take all the 'help that will be offered to us by the experienced nursing staff available, that is to say nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies,' indicated the CEMTL.

Recall that Monday evening, the Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital was forced to close its emergency room due to a serious shortage. and staff.