Sept-Îles health service to get $79 million update

Sept-Îles health service to get $79 million update

Sept-Îles (Quebec) 16 February 2015 – Although the province is going through a budget cutting austerity program procedure these days, a contract signed back in 2013 to expand, update and refurbish the CSSS and the hospital in Sept-Îles, is going to go forward because of the disastrous state of all the medical services available in the area.

The emergency rooms are too small, the equipment is outdated and the whole hospital is the worst in the province in terms of services provided.

The CSSS and hospital in Sept-Îles serve the whole north coast from Baie-Trinité to Blanc-Sablon, up to Fermont including the Inuit community.

The hospital is getting $28 million to expand, and the emergency department is getting $51 million to expand and be re-equipped to bring it up to more modern standards.

A new residence for long-term care patients is also part of the project, which should open up more spaces in the hospital itself where most of these patients are being lodged for the time being.

Work will start this summer with the residence being terminated in 2016, freeing up the space to do the necessary work in the hospital.

The money for the project is coming from the infrastructure rebuilding program, which has been in place for several years now.

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