Lakeshore General Hospital, located in the City of Pointe-Claire in Montreal’s West Island, is getting a new emergency room, announced Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette Monday.
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We are committed to prioritizing projects that benefit patients. Improving the emergency room of the Lakeshore General Hospital is consistent with this vision.”
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The health minister insists building the new ER, which is estimated to cost about $90 million, won’t interrupt the flow of the hospital.
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Officials confirmed there will be $1.5 million immediately available for the project.
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“Accelerating investments in health is essential to improving access and quality of services — this is a priority for our government,” insisted Finance Minister Carlos Leitao.
“The needs are great and our means are not unlimited.”
“Therefore, each of the steps leading to a project of this magnitude must be managed responsibly, taking into account the current and future needs of the populations it serves.”
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Barrette said it will be a three-step process — consultations followed by detailed plans then finally, building the wing.
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The project, which is set to include a faster assessment zone, more stretchers and a family lounge, will take between five and seven years to complete.
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