Friday, July 19, 2024
Editorials

Centralization and healthcare: are they compatible?

It’s a refrain we’ve heard all too often, especially in our little corner of Quebec.
Citizens across the province, and especially here in the Pontiac, have lamented the recent centralization of the province’s healthcare system.
In 2015, the implementation of Law 10 meant that the boards of individual health institutions – like the Pontiac Community Hospital – were abolished and replaced by 28 regional boards across the province.
That meant that service coordination moved from the local hospital to the centralized location in Gatineau.

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