Ryan Remiorz Archives The Canadian Press Health Minister Christian Dubé , called this first contact a “significant step” towards his goal of improving access to frontline care.
Quebec is beginning to test the waters with its project to build two private mini-hospitals. The Ministry of Health and Social Services published two calls for interest on Tuesday morning to hear proposals from possible partners.
The first two private mini-hospitals should be built, according to plans of the government, in the east of Montreal and in the Capitale-Nationale region.
In addition, we learn that the Montreal establishment would have an outpatient clinic specializing in geriatrics, while the Quebec City facility would rely on an outpatient clinic specializing in pediatrics.
The two calls for interest posted online in the Electronic Tendering System (SEAO) are intended to “specify the general conditions, the clinical concept and the terms of the project”, is mentioned in a press release announcing the process.
It is also specified that meetings will soon be organized with interested candidates to answer their questions after having read the documents posted online.
In a press release, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, said described this first contact as a “significant step” towards his goal of improving access to front-line care.
Recall that the Minister entrusted the reins of this project to his parliamentary assistant, MP of Saint-Jérôme Youri Chassin. The latter says he wants to “identify the conditions for success” to “reconcile efficiency and innovation”.
Quebec reiterates that this private hospital project, whose care would be fully covered by the network public, is “one of the solutions” to “relieve the pressure on the health system”.
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