Ste. Anne’s councillor votes against city’s donation to the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation for COVID-19 PPE

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At Monday’s first live public council meeting in Sainte Anne De Bellevue since COVID struck,  five of the six sitting Ste. Anne’s councillors adopted a resolution supporting a $500 donation to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation for specialized quality personal protective equipment PPE in order to optimally protect staff in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation called out to all local cities to assist the battle to provide front line workers with personal protective equipment in order to optimally protect staff in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 3 Councillor Francis Juneau voted against it based on his views that it is not part of the city mandate to supply the hospital with PPE.  During the meeting Juneau stated health care, including the purchase of protective equipment, is not part of the responsibilities of a municipality and the Lakeshore General Hospital is not on the territory of Ste. Anne’s.
In an recent electronic exchange with Ste. Anne De Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa, she explained that while it did not fall under municipal she felt it was necessary to support the only local hospital in these trying times.
Much like the provincial government doesn’t provide enough money for welfare recipients and therefore they have to resort to food banks does not mean we’re not going to support food banks. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion but it’s our only hospital,” Hawa said.
“There may be a lack of a full understanding by people who would not support a donation of this kind from a municipality because every municipality’s residents in the West Island benefit from having a regional hospital. If we didn’t have the Lakeshore, where would Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue residents go for health care?” stated LGHF’s Executive Director Heather Holmes.

Sainte Anne De Bellevue Public Meetings

Sainte Anne De Bellevue takes the pandemic seriously and has imposed the following protocols for their public meetings that will once again include an audience:

This session will take place at Centre Harpell and will be open to the public.

Several measures will be put in place to ensure an environment that respects public health directives and the safety of all.

Special measures to be observed:

  • Wearing a mask will be compulsory throughout the session, and even during the question period;
  • A hand sanitizer will be placed at the entrance and citizens must use it before entering the room;
  • There will be 2 meters of distance between each chair and it will be compulsory to sit in order to respect the standards of social distancing;
  • Citizens wishing to attend the session will have to enter through the central door and exit through the door of the library corridor.
  • In addition, we ask that you don’t assist to the council if:
    • you, or someone living with you, have symptoms of Covid-19 or are waiting for a test or test result related to Covid-19;
    • you have returned from a trip abroad for less than 14 days.

1 COMMENT

  1. Wow, considering the Lakeshore treats Ste Anne de Bellevue citizens without asking what territory they live in, they should be ashamed. If everyone that wAs ever treated at Lakeshore sent just 5 dollars it would make a big difference. I’ve sent my donation awhile ago.

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