Quebec pilot project will bring hospital care to patients at homes – CBC

8 health establishments in the province should be able offer home care by 2024

May 01, 2023

Quebec will begin rolling out home hospitalization care in several parts of the province in the next few months as part of a pilot project, the government announced on Monday.

The move will allow patients to be able to recover in the comfort of their own homes, while being seen virtually by a medical team, according to the office of Sonia Bélanger, the minister responsible for seniors.

“This approach allows users to keep their independence while avoiding the possible negative consequences of hospitalization,” Bélanger said, adding that seniors are particularly at risk with long-term hospital stays.

Patients will also be able to contact a nurse by phone around the clock every day of the week and will have the same access to consultation and exam services offered at the hospital. Patients’ participation in the pilot project will be on a voluntary basis.

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