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Le QCGN félicite le nouveau conseil du CUSM et l’assure de son appui

Montréal – 18 septembre 2017 –  Le Quebec Community Groups Network salue la nomination du nouveau conseil d’administration du Centre universitaire de santé McGill. Nous espérons vivement que les problèmes systémiques et l’affrontement persistant entre l’une de nos plus importantes institutions et le gouvernement du Québec soient résolus pour de bon.

« Nous offrons toutes nos félicitations à Peter Kruyt et aux autres membres du nouveau conseil du CUSM qui ont bien voulu se doter de cette tâche colossale et nous anticipons avec plaisir l’occasion de les aider et de les appuyer face aux défis majeurs que fait face le CUSM », affirme le président du QCGN, James Shea. « La communauté d’expression anglaise du Québec compte sur le nouveau conseil et sur le ministre de la Santé, Gaétan Barrette, de fournir au CUSM tous les outils nécessaires pour prospérer et pour continuer à servir tous les Québécoises et les Québécois avec le niveau élevé de soins spécialisés et surspécialisé qu’ils requièrent. ».

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Dix membres indépendants quittent le CA du CUSM

“The 10 independent members of the board of directors of the McGill University Health Centre resigned en masse Monday, saying they have been hamstrung by Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette”

Le CA disait ne pas être en mesure de travailler efficacement avec un ministre de la santé qui brandissait le spectre d’une mise sous tutelle; un CA qui ne pouvait pas non plus nommer son propre président. Cette exode est une réaction suite à plusieurs événements malheureux, dont la parution de plusieurs rapports sur le CUSM commandités par le Ministère de la Santé.

La critique sur la santé du Parti Québécois Diane Lamarre mentionne que cette évolution dans le dossier du CUSM démontre l’emprise qu’à le ministre Barrette sur les institutions de santé. Le QCGN a de son côté accueilli favorablement le départ en masse comme une étape vers la résolution de la crise de gouvernance au CUSM.

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Mettons l’accent sur les enjeux fondamentaux du Centre universitaire de santé McGill

Montréal, le 19 mai 2017 – La communauté d’expression anglaise devrait être rassurée d’apprendre ce matin que les grands partis reconnaissent enfin le manque flagrant de direction au sein du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) et qu’ils ont convenu de l’urgence d’y faire face. Notamment, le Quebec Community Groups Network accueille avec grande satisfaction que les Fondations du CUSM admet l’existence d’une telle crise.

Les deux fondations et le ministre de la Santé du Québec, Gaétan Barrette, conviennent avec nous que les récents développements ont ouvert la voie à une approche plus constructive. Nous devons tous œuvrer de concert pour remédier aux problèmes systémiques du CUSM. Nous ne pouvons absolument pas laisser cette situation se dégrader davantage.

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Le CUSM peut et doit faire mieux pour notre communauté

Écrit par James Shea et Geoffrey Chambers (en anglais intégral) – 

The English-speaking community is being challenged to ensure that during decades to come, our McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is provided with all the tools it needs to flourish. This applies equally to the front-line network of institutions through which most of our patient care is delivered. In many ways, we already have first-class institutions. We must act now to ensure they have a first-class future.

Our first move should not be to vilify a Quebec cabinet member who quite justifiably is calling on community leadership to address and solve the MUHC’s obvious problems. Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is grappling “to make sure that the MUHC is stabilized.” He is understandably cautious about funding a profoundly dysfunctional system in the absence of a plan for corrective action.

The era of MUHC business as usual must be declared over. The forces of the MUHC status quo refuse to acknowledge this. Instead, they are trying to set Barrette up as the villain, the core cause of the problem. Let’s be blunt. Within the MUHC and across Quebec, English healthcare isn’t working to its full potential. The MUHC is afflicted with morale, managerial and other chronic issues. Holdovers from the Dr. Arthur Porter era have utterly failed to build the case for what we have long needed — a well-thought-through organizational redesign that is patient-centred. To accomplish the turnaround in governance and accountability that the MUHC so sorely needs, we require active engagement.

Whining is pointless. The Quebec Community Groups Network wants a productive debate and positive results on this and a variety of issues such as history curriculum, government services in English, bilingual signs, electoral map changes… the list is long. The way to achieve such progress is through evidence-based arguments, hard-nosed, fair-minded bargaining and a viable plan.

In health care, we need a system that doesn’t regularly drop the ball or needlessly escalate levels of care. One that doesn’t rule out the most promising option for oncology treatment because of the postal code of that patient’s home.

Most patients who have been through our system readily attest to the first-class care show by overburdened staff. Their best efforts are constantly being tripped up by infuriating systemic problems including organizational inefficiency, duplication, bureaucratic turf wars and lack of communication. These defects are only partly rooted in the unfortunate era embodied by the now-disgraced Porter. We shouldn’t be slapping the minister of health around to avoid tackling Porter’s thorny internal-management legacy head-on.

The MUHC needs an integrated, patient-centred approach that fosters continuity of care. Leading healthcare systems are taking full advantage of available technology, techniques and tactics. Ours is most definitely not.

A modern system prevents or minimizes hospital stays. It delivers appropriate services as close to the front lines as possible. It allows and motivates staff to do better what they do best. It heals, not hinders. It encourages, not impedes. It also saves taxpayer dollars. Instead, the MUHC status quo argues that coordination with the rest of the network is an imposition. They are way off base, taking the outdated, self-centred approach that hospitals are the centre of the network. The MUHC leadership needs to get its act together and accept that it must work with our other institutions.

The MUHC is an institution that literally for each of us—not just in the Montreal region but for the English-speaking community across the province—may well one day mean the difference between our life and our death.

So let’s get on with the job. We can and must do better, for all in the system now and for all our generations to come.

James Shea is president and Geoffrey Chambers is vice-president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which brings together 53 English-language community organizations across Quebec.

This op-ed was featured in the Montreal Gazette.