Emergency rooms closed for one night

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Temporary stop

The emergency department at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital was closed overnight in mid-January. He did not see any patients between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., except those whose state of health was very unstable (fragile).

A hospital’s emergency room takes care of people whose state of health requires rapid treatment. They are therefore supposed to be open at all times. Especially since Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital is a very important hospital for all of Quebec. But the patients were able to be treated in other hospitals.

What is happening?

The emergency room is overflowing: many people are falling ill from the viruses circulating this winter.

However, the current shortage (lack) of personnel also affects nurses. As they are not numerous enough, those who are in post are exhausted.

It is for this reason that on Monday, January 16, nurses at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital asked that the emergency room be partially (in part) closed. Due to the lack of staff, they feared that the sick could not be taken care of properly.

Widespread shortage

The Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital is not the only one to face such a situation. Whether in Montreal, Quebec, Canada or several European countries, nurses are missing.

For several years, they have denounced certain working conditions, such as compulsory overtime. If a nurse is absent, the one already present in the hospital must continue to work to replace her. By accumulating hours, many nurses become exhausted and some prefer to work elsewhere.



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