October 18, 2021

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There is no catch-up surgery in Quebec before September

There is no catch-up surgery in Quebec before September

Both doctors and nurses, and nursing staff all want to relax this summer, Launched Christian Dube earlier this week.

He has Game planning [pour les chirurgies] We perform in late August or early September.

It should be noted that in recent weeks hospitals have been offloading an average of 10 to 20% of surgeries.

According to recent data, Autouis, one of the worst-hit areas by the third wave, is still operating at less than 50% of its normal level.

Contracts with the private sector should increase the percentage of surgeries performed during the summer.

A spokesman for the CISSS de l’Otouis said, The first CMS [centre médical spécialisé] Launched May 6, CMS Anonymous for Ophthalmology launched June 1 (and) CMS 819 on its own […], Will probably do it on July 5th.

In contrast, CISSS de Laval has been in catch-up mode for a few weeks. He relies on the private sector for more than half of all surgeries.

Meanwhile, the waiting list for surgery is still close to 150,000 and is under full comprehensive scrutiny by the ministry.

There is currently an ongoing exercise to refine waiting lists, i.e. elimination of duplicates, no patients with already working cases or surgery., Wrote MSSS spokeswoman Mary-Louis Harvey.

This allows health care teams to inspect to assess whether patients need to be reviewed or re-prioritized., She adds.

Minister Dubey said staff co-operation was essential to speed things up in the autumn.

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We have excellent support from the Federation of Specialist Physicians who want to resume surgeries, but we also need the cooperation of nurses and then all staff., He stressed

FIQ President, Nancy Bedard

Photo: Radio-Canada / Ivanoh Demers

At the Quebec Interprofessional Health Federation (FIQ), President Nancy Bedard warns network managers.

For the start of surgical resuscitation, it is important to catch up in September, taking into account the available staff., She says.

Due to the shortage of health care professionals in the network, we are very clear with the Minister of Health and Social Services: Organizations should receive a directive not to assist overtime or mandatory overtime. To fill open shifts, Mrs. Bedard adds.

FIQ has over 76,000 members, including nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists and clinical perfumers working in healthcare institutions in Quebec.

Don’t forget about cancers

For his part, CHUM specialist Denise Souliers recently wrote an opinion letter in favor of cancer patients.

Health change urgently moves from COVID-19 to cancer, thereby diverting effective resources dedicated to diagnosis, treatment and vaccination against COVID-19 to cancer patients, He wrote.

The event was interviewed by the Stefan Bureau on Friday Of course, This hematologist and oncologist added more.

COVID, we were able to prevent this situation within a year. On the other hand, it happened in a way that hurt so many other things, he laments, and the rest now seems to have been neglected. We do not intend to talk again about what we did not do during that time and about all the reinvestments we need to make […] For the treatment of cancer.

Dr. Souliers denies the lack of statistical data on cancer in Quebec.

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Even in orthopedics, experts are called upon to take steps to address major delays. In orthopedics, severe functional impairment is as essential as some cancers, Predicted by Dr. Jean-Franకోois Jonkas, president of the Association des Orthopedists du Quebec.

Despite outsourcing day surgeries to private clinics, there are still cases of having to stay in hospitals due to lack of available beds.

According to Dr. Jonkas, the focus should be on extending the hours worked in operating theaters in hospitals. We already have substantial waiting lists… so in principle, we will never catch up. It is absolutely necessary to include work somewhere to allow catch-up.

People are walking on Pedestrian Avenue.

Young people roam the streets of Montreal.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Jean-Claude Taliana

COVID-19 is declining

COVID-19 hospitals have never been lower in eight months. After reaching a maximum of 1,500 in January, there were just over 300 patients.

The number of health workers absent due to COVID-related causes has also been steadily declining for weeks. In early June, 3,570 of them were missing, reaching a peak of nearly 8,000 on January 11th.

Minister Dubey is expected to draw up a surgical recovery plan by mid-June.