No surgeon on-call until Friday evening at the Hospital in Maniwaki

Pas de chirurgien de garde jusqu’à vendredi soir à l’Hôpital de Maniwaki

Photo: Marie-France Coallier Archives The Duty
Road accident victims or other cases of trauma are referred to the Hospital of Mont-Laurier.

For the second time in a little over two weeks, the Hospital in Maniwaki, in Outaouais, has no surgeon care.

Since Monday afternoon, until Friday evening next, road accident victims or other cases of trauma are referred to the Hospital of Mont-Laurier, located sixty miles north-east of Maniwaki, or to those located in Gatineau, 135 kilometres to the south.

The director of professional services of the integrated Centre of Health and social Services for the Outaouais region (CISSSO), Daniel Tardif, acknowledges that until January, it may be difficult to provide the services of a full-time surgeon.

When a break in service of 16 last November, in an interview with the radio station CHGA, Tardif had compared the schedule of the surgeons in the Hospital from Maniwaki to a gruyere cheese, explaining that it was full of holes.

Last September, the region of Maniwaki was a lack of anaesthetists.

The emergency room of the Hospital in Maniwaki is located on the boulevard Desjardins is open at all times.

The city has about four thousand inhabitants ; the hospital can also accommodate Aboriginal people of the algonquin community nearby Kitigan Zibi.

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