André Fortin weighs the issues – Week 1: Healthcare

André Fortin Quebec Liberal Party

Pontiac residents can count on one of the best hospitals in all of Quebec, one of the only 24-7 CLSC Emergency Rooms in the province and a state of the art long-term care facility. Nearly every citizen has a family doctor and our local healthcare professionals are dedicated to quality patient care.
However, we do face a significant challenge, as do many other parts of the province, and that is that our healthcare facilities are short-staffed. There is an obvious difficulty in recruitment of qualified workers and retirements currently exceed new hires.
As such, personnel is forced to work overtime and at times patients feel the impact of the lack of staff.
In order to address the situation, an action plan for each type of healthcare professional must be put in place.

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