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Equité Outaouais seeks MRC Pontiac’s support for petition

Chris Lowrey
PONTIAC April 18, 2018
A group of concerned citizens has been traveling throughout the Outaouais to garner support for their mission of improving the region’s healthcare network.
Representatives from Equité Outaouais made an appearance at the April 18 MRC council of mayors meeting in the hopes of getting the mayors to sign the group’s petition.
The petition states that compared to the rest of the province, the Outaouais region is severely underfunded.
They say that $2,483 per capita gets spent on healthcare in the Outaouais. Outside the region, that number sits at $2,957 – a difference of $474 per person.
Dr. Gilles Aubé, a family doctor from the Hull hospital, also pointed to the shortage of staff members at area healthcare facilities.
“We are short 173 short-stay hospital beds, which represents an entire hospital,” the group said in a press release.

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