Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital calls for help finding nursing staff – CBC

The CIUSSS is asking nurses from all over Montreal to temporarily work with their team

Jan 20, 2023

The CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is calling on nurses in the health care network to lend a hand at their short-staffed hospitals.

Until then, non-emergency patients who come to the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital’s (MRH) emergency room will be immediately redirected to clinics and family doctors, it said.

In an attempt to resolve conflict with nursing staff linked to compulsory overtime, the CIUSSS’s management is trying something new. According to information obtained by Radio-Canada, it is asking other establishments in Montreal to lend them nursing staff on a temporary basis.

Nurses at MRH had threatened to resign en masse if changes were not made to the unit’s management team. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé was forced to intervene and on Tuesday, the head of the hospital’s emergency room was reassigned.

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