Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital’s ER reopens after nurses stage sit-in over working conditions – GLOBAL

January 17, 2023

A sit-in protest staged by nurses partially shut down the emergency room at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal from overnight Monday into Tuesday.

The CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the local health authority, urged Montrealers to avoid the ER due to “an exceptional situation.”

“Patients currently in the emergency room and unstable patients arriving by ambulance will be admitted to ensure safety,” the health authority said Monday on its website, without referring to the demonstration.

“Outpatients will not be able to be taken care of tonight. Other ambulances will be redirected during the closure period to other establishments in the greater Montreal area.”

The hospital’s emergency room fully reopened around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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