At the request of CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the McGill University Health Centre has become the dedicated partner of the Nazaire-Piché CHSLD in Lachine

Montreal, April 21, 2020 - At this particularly intense time of COVID-19 affecting our seniors, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is responding to the urgent call from CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal to come and help in the CHSLD. As of Sunday evening, a dozen MUHC health workers have been sent to the CHLSD Nazaire-Piché in Lachine to provide support and expertise to its team, in the care and services of the elderly housed there. Until May 3, CHSLD Nazaire-Piché can count on the assistance of up to 25 MUHC health workers.

Late Sunday afternoon, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the MUHC's Adult Glen were able to mobilize nurses and other health professionals for the CHLSD Nazaire-Piché. Needs are assessed daily by the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, and the MUHC responds by mobilizing resources on a voluntary basis.

"It is in times of crisis like this that we recognize a sense of community and real altruism. Our health care workers at the MUHC are true guardian angels who show solidarity by making a voluntary contribution that is vital for our seniors in the present situation," said Dr. Pierre Gfeller, President and CEO of the MUHC.

"I cannot thank the MUHC, its CEO and its team enough for the rapid response to our most urgent need. It is with this kind of partnership of expertise and resources that we will be able to make a difference for our seniors at CHLSD Nazaire-Piché," said Lynne McVey, President and CEO of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

About the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) - The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of the best university hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary (complex) care. With the medical leadership of its founding hospitals, the MUHC offers multidisciplinary care, exceptional quality, focused on the needs of the patient in a bilingual environment. Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and at the head of RUIS-McGill, the MUHC contributes to the evolution of pediatric and adult medicine by attracting scientific and clinical leaders from around the world, by evaluating cutting edge medical technologies and training the health professionals of tomorrow. In collaboration with our partners, we are building a better future for our patients and their families; for our employees, professionals, researchers and students; for our community and most importantly, for life.

About the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal - The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal comprises the former West Island Health and Social Services Centre, Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle Health and Social Services Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital Center, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the West Island Rehabilitation Centre, the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, and Ste. Anne’s Hospital.



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