A nurse-run clinic is Quebec’s latest attempt to unclog ERs – CBC

Patients will be referred to clinic by hospital triage nurses or 811

Dec 01, 2022

As a nurse practitioner in Montreal, Nadine Belony says she has more independence when it comes to treating her patients, be it interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications or referring them to a specialist.

“We really have the competence to take charge of our patients,” she said.

But until now, she has always worked alongside doctors.

She will be among the nurse practitioners working at a new clinic in the city’s east end, offering care to patients whose ailments don’t require an emergency room visit.

The clinic is opening Thursday at the CLSC Olivier-Guimond on Sherbrooke Street E., near the corner of Louis-Veuillot Street.

Lina Spagnolo, director of nursing at the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, says this is a first for Quebec — but not for Canada or other parts of the world.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/nurse-practitioner-clinic-1.6670093

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