Marie-Claude Nichols. (Archive photo)
I even see it in my region (Vaudreuil), patients have to seek treatment in Hawkesbury, she said mentioned.
It's a cry from the heart that we must hear, said André Fortin, PLQ health spokesperson.
We need upgrades, increased budgets for the rapidly growing population, added Joël Arseneau, PQ health spokesperson.
Funding for major projects is not keeping up and Bill 15 will not bring resources back to the Laurentians, said solidarity MP Guillaume Cliche-Rivard.
Later during the debates, a motion presented by MP Marie-Claude Nichols was unanimously adopted by the deputies of the National Assembly to take note of the needs of the region.
During a visit to the National Assembly in May 2022, Marc L'Heureux affirmed that it has become clear that nearly 30% of patients in the Laurentians must leave to receive care and services.
They have to go to Laval or Montreal and some go as far as Montérégie and a good number of Laurentians are heading towards Hawkesbury, in Ontario, he lamented.
Many hospitals in the Laurentians are preparing investment plans, particularly in Mont-Laurier, Saint-Jérôme and Saint-Eustache.
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