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Province’s GAP program without funding contract

Province’s GAP program without funding contract

The 112,000 residents of the Outaoauis who don’t have a family doctor are now left with almost no chance of getting a medical appointment through the doctor-finding service known as GAP, thanks to a failure by the provincial government and the province’s...
Cries for help ignored ‘all night long’

Cries for help ignored ‘all night long’

Several residents at a care home in Hull say they heard Aline Maisonneuve screaming for help for hours on April 12, but nobody came to her bedside. Her pleas in the middle of the night went unanswered and by morning, when staff checked on her, she was unconcious in...
CISSSO prepares for ‘worst case scenario’

CISSSO prepares for ‘worst case scenario’

Services at regional hospitals, including Maniwaki, Pontiac and Wakefield, could be drastically cut this summer, according to a worst-case scenario contingency plan developed by the Outaouais healthcare service, Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de...
Quebec’s healthcare a ‘go-away-and die system

Quebec’s healthcare a ‘go-away-and die system

Close to 10,000 residents of the MRC des Collines are without a family doctor – a crisis that could get worse if a doctor-finding program ends later this month.  According to the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO), more...
Wakefield to lose 3 MDs by summer’s end

Wakefield to lose 3 MDs by summer’s end

The number of Hills’ residents without a family doctor is expected to rise, and the shortage “won’t get better any time soon,” according to a long-time Wakefield physician. There are already over 6,000 residents in the region waiting for a family doctor – and 72,000...

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