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Fortin discusses new health care bill, public sector strikes

5 December 2023 à 2:31 pm

Updated on 5 December 2023 à 3:45 pm

With the last session of 2023 about to finish in the National Assembly this week, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Pontiac MNA André Fortin about Bill 15, the CAQ government’s promised overhaul of Quebec’s health care system. Fortin explained that as the Liberal party’s critic on health care, he’s been going through the bill clause by […]

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Bouffe Pontiac sees increase in usage, holding food drive on December 7

30 November 2023 à 3:21 pm

With the holidays approaching, local food bank Bouffe Pontiac is gearing up for their busiest period of the year. CHIP 101.9 spoke with Director General Kim Laroche to discuss how their their preparations for the Christmas are going. She said that while they still haven’t fully compiled their data for 2023, they’ve seen 23 new […]

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Front Commun strike reaches third consecutive day, joined by other unions

23 November 2023 à 4:14 pm

Unionized public sector workers continued their historic strike today (November 23), with hundreds of thousands of education and health care workers taking to picket lines across the province. The Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 420,000 members, was joined today by several other unions outside its umbrella, such as the FIQ, FAE […]

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Front Commun workers begin 3-day strike

21 November 2023 à 3:40 pm

Picket lines were plentiful throughout the Pontiac, as public sector workers in health, education and social services began a three-day strike this morning (November 21). Members of the Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 400,000 public sector workers across the province held their first strike day on November 6, kicking off one of […]

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Nurses across Quebec begin two-day strike

8 November 2023 à 3:52 pm

A union representing 80,000 nurses, respiratory technicians and other health care workers in the province has initiated a two day strike that started this morning (November 8). Members of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé (FIQ) gathered outside the Pontiac Hospital in Shawville, voicing their demands for increased salaries and better working conditions. The union […]

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Pontiac CT scanner delivery now expected in February 2024

8 November 2023 à 3:15 pm

After a lengthy acquisition process, the new CT scanner for the Pontiac Hospital is scheduled to be delivered in February 2024. Nicole Boucher-Larivière, CISSSO’s director of local services in Pontiac, told CHIP 101.9 today (November 8) that they had received confirmation that the new scanner would be delivered in mid-February next year. “We are evaluating […]

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Important meeting for CISSSO users’ committee in Pontiac on November 7

3 November 2023 à 11:32 am

After two years of waiting, the Pontiac will finally see a users’ committee set up within the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO), which had been looking for several months to fill this position. The CISSSO selected Pierre Saint-Cyr, who has already managed to set up resident committees within the […]

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Mobile vaccination clinics coming to Pontiac

16 October 2023 à 10:44 am

Updated on 16 October 2023 à 11:44 am

Regional health authority  CISSSO has announced that they will be hosting mobile vaccination clinics for respiratory diseases throughout the Pontiac territory over the coming weeks. According to the CISSSO’s website, vaccination against influenza as well as COVID 19 is recommended for the following groups: People living in residential and long-term care centers, private seniors’ residences […]

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Tentative end to weekend service breaks at Pontiac Hospital

12 October 2023 à 4:09 pm

Updated on 13 October 2023 à 3:17 pm

Regional health authority CISSSO announced in a press release this afternoon (October 12) the end to weekend breaks in some services at the Pontiac Hospital, though they cautioned that the situation “remains precarious”. In late July, the CISSSO announced the Pontiac Hospital would be suspending some services in their ER and ICU on weekends due […]

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Masks mandatory in Outaouais health facilities

5 October 2023 à 3:03 pm

Regional health authority CISSSO has announced that starting Tuesday, October 10, procedural masks will be mandatory in all health facilities, including hospitals, CLSCs, long-term care facilities and La Ressource Rehabilitation Center. The statement notes that the decision was made due to a recent increase in the circulation of respiratory diseases in the region. “The priority […]

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