‘Structural change’ needed in health system, Quebec health minister says – CBC

Christian Dubé says the emergency crisis unit measures should be sufficient

Jan 12, 2023

With the National Assembly back in session, the health minister wants to talk about things other than the emergency room crisis in Quebec.

“Yes, it’s fun to put out fires and deal with emergencies, but I’m not here for that,” said Christian Dubé during his first press scrum of the year.

“I’m here to have structuring effects that will change things […] and in the coming weeks, we will leave the urgent to work on the important,” he said.

Since last fall, overflows in emergency rooms have been so frequent that the minister set up a crisis unit in the hope of getting quick results.

Some measures put in place by the minister include widening the scope of the Info-Santé 811 line and specialized nurse practitioner clinics.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-dube-emergency-rooms-crisis-unit-1.6711459

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