Following months of announcements from the CISSS des Laurentides about the difficult situation in the emergencies ward of the Saint-Eustache Hospital, a new press release is highlighting the ever-deteriorating situation of the overworked ER.
The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) Laurentian asks the population to avoid the emergency of the Saint-Eustache Hospital for non-urgent health problems and instead using the alternatives to emergency in order to ensure that each person consults in the right place, depending on the nature of their problem.
Residents are asked to consider the following options, regardless of the emergency situation:
• contact Info-Santé 811 by phone to speak to a nurse;
• consult your family doctor;
• see a doctor in a walk-in clinic;
• consult your pharmacist.
As always, the CISSS insists that a person whose situation requires urgent care should not hesitate to go to the emergency room to receive the essential care they need.
The list of medical clinics offering walk-in consultations by place of residence is available in the resource directory: sante.gouv.qc.ca/repertoire-ressources which also allows patients to get an online appointment depending on the time of day.
If patients have symptoms similar to COVID-19, they should get tested at a screening clinic near them.
The CISSS des Laurentides, thanking its teams for their work with the patients and the population for their collaboration, remains in action to improve the current situation and reassures that every effort will be made to put in place exceptional measures for the retention and attraction of personnel aimed at better meeting the needs of the health and social services network in terms of nursing and cardiorespiratory care, recently announced by the Government of Quebec.