Red hospitalization unit to open at LaSalle Hospital to support CHSLD’s

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The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal deploys additional measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal has asked the Ministry of Health and Social Services for approval to open a red hospitalization unit at LaSalle Hospital.

This will allow the hospital to receive the sickest patients already infected with COVID-19 from longterm care centres (CHSLDs) to provide these patients with the best chance of recovery. In order to ensure optimal conditions to limit the spread of COVID-19, the CIUSSS will therefore deploy temporary facilities to increase its capacity to receive COVID-19 patients within its territory. Work to set up these temporary facilities will begin today and will continue over the next few days as they are developed.

The goal is to be able to receive the first patients starting at the beginning of next week. These facilities will accommodate between 15 and 25 patients depending on the needs. They will thus support the public and private nursing homes as well as private seniors’ residences that are currently on the CIUSSS’s territory so that patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization can be transferred.

Following a request from the President and CEO of the CIUSSS, the Ministry of Health and Social Services approved a service offer agreement from the Red Cross to support the initiative to expand the service offer for the facilities in the borough of LaSalle. These measures are aimed at stabilizing the situation on the territory of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, particularly for its facilities located in LaSalle.

source: CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

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