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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...
‘It’s a nightmare’: ER doctor

‘It’s a nightmare’: ER doctor

Gatineau Hospital will go down to just one operating room this summer, and an ER doctor is raising the alarm about what this could mean for anyone giving birth who may require an emergency cesarean section. Dr. Peter Bonneville, who works as an emergency room doctor...

Healthcare failing us in the Hills

The Editor, I just got back from an appointment with a family doctor in Wakefield, which we got through the Primary Care Access Point, known as GAP, through 811. We have no family doctor at the moment and have been in that long queue for more than two years now. At...
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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