Nurse shortages: Plans to reduce benefits will be announced this week

According to a compilation of responses obtained by Radio-Canada, facilities like CHU de Québec-Université Laval will close 167 beds of the 1,274 existing beds at their facilities this summer (13%), or about 60 additional beds compared to the May average .

At the University Institute of Cardiology and Pulmonology at Quebec-Laval University, we will double the number of closed beds to 24, or 7.4% of existing beds.

In May, an average of 6.7% of Quebec’s 18,226 existing beds were closed, mainly due to labor shortages.

During her presentation to local media this week, the CEO said ZISS from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Caroline Roy, warned the population that the summer holidays and the lack of 300 nurses would have concrete consequences by next September.

We will therefore see a drop in home care activity, a reduction in mental health services and the closure of hospital beds.

I really want to ask for the cooperation and forbearance of the entire populationsaid Mrs. Roy.

One of the strategies is to ask families to pick up their loved ones quickly when they are discharged from the hospital.

Of course, if the family [d’un patient] endeavor to collect it on the requested day, it will provide the bed for a person who needs to be hospitalized and cared forsays Mrs. Roy.

A spokesman at the Department of Health and Social Services (MSSS) said on Friday that the department was in discussion with agencies about their plans to reduce services. We are preparing clear instructions for the population […] to route patients to the right places based on priority. Information will be available next week.

Recruitment of international nurses

Last autumn, the MSSS received a mandate from health institutions to recruit more than 4,000 health workers abroad, especially nurses. never seen

Nine months later, the work continues, said a spokesman for the ministry.

2021-2022 considérant que la planification des activités se fait de septembre à septembre. Jusqu’à maintenant, six missions de recrutement ont été réalisées et ont permis de sélectionner plus de 430personnes pour pourvoir des emplois d’infirmières, de travailleurs sociaux, de PAB et d’orthophonistes. D’ici août2022, RSQ participera à la mission des journées Québec de juin organisées par le ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration [MIFI] et poursuivra son recrutement en continu.”,”text”:”Recrutement Santé Québec [RSQ] est toujours dans son année de recrutement2021-2022 considérant que la planification des activités se fait de septembre à septembre. Jusqu’à maintenant, six missions de recrutement ont été réalisées et ont permis de sélectionner plus de 430personnes pour pourvoir des emplois d’infirmières, de travailleurs sociaux, de PAB et d’orthophonistes. D’ici août2022, RSQ participera à la mission des journées Québec de juin organisées par le ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration [MIFI] et poursuivra son recrutement en continu.”}}”>Recruitment Health Quebec [RSQ] is still in the recruitment year 2021-2022 considering that the planning of the activities will take place from September to September. To date, six recruitment missions have been carried out, enabling the selection of more than 430 people to fill the positions of nurses, social workers, by PAB and speech therapists. Until August 2022, RSQ will participate in the Quebec Days mission in June organized by the Ministry of Immigration, Franciscanization and Integration [MIFI] and will continue to recruit continuously.

personnes qui ont été retenues à la suite d’une entrevue de sélection. Elles sont invitées à poursuivre le processus de sélection (tests de français, reconnaissance de compétences auprès de l’ordre professionnel, etc.) jusqu’à l’obtention d’un permis d’études pour amorcer la formation d’appoint.”,”text”:”Dans le cadre de la première année du projet de reconnaissance des compétences des infirmières et des infirmiers recrutés à l’international, c’est plus de 950personnes qui ont été retenues à la suite d’une entrevue de sélection. Elles sont invitées à poursuivre le processus de sélection (tests de français, reconnaissance de compétences auprès de l’ordre professionnel, etc.) jusqu’à l’obtention d’un permis d’études pour amorcer la formation d’appoint.”}}”>As part of the first year of the competency recognition project for internationally recruited nurses, more than 950 people were selected after a selection interview. You will be invited to continue the selection process (French tests, recognition of knowledge with the professional code, etc.) until you receive a study permit to start the refresher course.

Beware for Greater Montreal

However, some operations in the greater Montreal area remain cautious about their forecasts. Some say they won’t be closing extra beds this summer for sure.

The situation is evolving and is reassessed daily […]. Sometimes we close beds and open them in other areas to better serve our users’ needs.we write to CIUSSS the West Island of Montreal. In May around thirty beds (3.5%) were closed due to Equipment failure, user isolation, staff shortages, etc..

We plan not to close any more beds this summerreplied a spokesman for the CIUSSS by Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Danny Raymond. However, we have little room for manoeuvre, and a few unforeseen outages can make a big difference when it comes to open beds., he added. There, nearly 140 beds are closed out of a total of 489 (28%), making it the facility with the highest percentage of beds closed in Quebec according to available data.

We are doing everything we can to stabilize the situation in the face of summer and ensure that no more beds are closed.explained the spokesman CIUSSS of the east-island-of-Montreal. There less than 10% of existing beds are closed.

downstream, No closure is planned in the Cité de la Santé […]. Six intermediate care beds will be converted to medical beds in light of the surgical activities for the summer periodsaid the spokesman ZISS by Laval.

In the Laurentians, where 146 beds are closed (13%), we remain cautious about mentioning it In all of our hospitals, the bed capacity of each ward is based primarily on staff availability, short-term or long-term absences. General medical units are most affected staff shortage.

at ZISS of the Montérégie Center, lits additionnels. Nous avons déjà 46lits fermés, notamment en raison du manque de main-d’œuvre”,”text”:”pendant la période estivale, à l’Hôpital du Haut-Richelieu, nous procéderons à la fermeture de 17lits additionnels. Nous avons déjà 46lits fermés, notamment en raison du manque de main-d’œuvre”}}”>During the summer period we are closing 17 extra beds at Haut-Richelieu Hospital. We have already closed 46 beds, mainly due to staff shortages. There more than 15% of the beds will be closed.

There are no plans for the three hospitals in the Montérégie-Ouest area to close additional beds for the summer period. […] Currently the beds are closed due to labor shortageit says.

A Montérégie medical source who asked to remain anonymous said he believed so Anyway, I don’t see how we could close more beds without ending up closing emergencies.

In Outaouais, We are constantly working to identify needs, so we are constantly adapting to respond well to industry demandwe write.

In early June, Radio-Canada revealed that about 60 doctors in emergency rooms were calling for hospital beds to be opened rather than partially closed during the summer months. They felt that the quality of care was compromised and that some deaths were even caused by the chaotic situation in the ER.

In May 2022, the volume of hospitalizations and surgeries performed remained below the volume recorded before the pandemic.

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