The Coalition Avenir Québec offers home hospitalization services if elected


MONTREAL — The Coalition Avenir Québec is continuing its series of health promises by committing to set up home hospitalization services if it is re-elected on October 3.

Chief Francois Legault said today that hundreds of patients each year could be treated at home rather than in hospital through a combination of telemedicine and in-person visits by health workers.

He told reporters in Laval that the service could be rolled out from the end of 2023 for patients who agree and meet strict criteria, including living some distance from a hospital and having the help from a carer.

Most of Quebec’s party leaders are spending the day in the Greater Montreal area today as the provincial election campaign enters its second week.

The Liberals will unveil their costed platform later today, while Quebec solidaire unveils its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Parti Québécois is focused on labor issues, including a promise to gradually raise the province’s minimum wage to $18 an hour.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 4, 2022.

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