The CISSS des Laurentides acquires neonatal transport stretchers.

The CISSS des Laurentides acquires neonatal transport stretchers.

Following the delivery of the first neonatal transport stretcher to the Laurentian Hospital, acquired thanks to the financial contribution of Laurentian and Medical Foundation Pays-d’en-Haut, and the positive evaluation of this equipment by the birthing unit team, the Laurentian Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) is happy to be able to provide the hospitals of Saint-Jérôme and Saint-Eustache as well as the birth center in Boisé-de-Blainville with the same equipment.

This major addition would not have been possible without the collaboration and the financial contribution of the Saint-Jérôme Regional Hospital Foundation and the Saint-Eustache Hospital Foundation.

The transport stretchers, adapted exclusively for newborns, will allow the CISSS des Laurentides to provide transport between its facilities for babies requiring specialized care offered in the region. Previously, this type of transport was provided by the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center
(CHU), even if the level of care did not require their expertise. The Sainte Justine University Hospital will however continue to provide transport for newborns requiring tertiary level care, that is to say more complex care.
“Thanks to the foundations, we are the first CISSS in Quebec to acquire stretchers adapted to newborns and to offer our patients of the Laurentian Hospital, the Saint-Jérôme Regional Hospital and the Saint-Jérôme Hospital, Saint -Eustache and the Birthing Center of Boisé-de-Blainville transportation to a service in our network, when the situation does not require the specialty of tertiary centers. This equipment responds to a need for autonomy in the services we offer to the population. We will now be faster in our interventions since we will have the equipment on site and it will be operated directly by the staff available at the birthing unit”, specified the President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, Ms. Rosemonde Landry.
This project was carried out in collaboration with the CHU Sainte-Justine which helped the CISSS des
Laurentides in the training of professionals, including doctors, respiratory therapists, midwives, and nurses and in the addition of equipment to the transport incubator so that everything complies with standards and practices.
Finally, the development of neonatal transport stretchers is also the result of a collaboration between pre-hospital emergency services, the biomedical engineering service, the Technimount neonatal transport system, the company Technimount System as well as all the ambulance companies operating on the territory of the Laurentians, particularly CAMBI CISSS Laurentians.