Austerity has created the “abuse organizational”, according to the CSQ

News 13 February, 2018
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    Patrick Bellerose

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:44

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    The Centrale des syndicats du Québec considers that the government’s austerity Couillard has created an “abuse of organizational in the health establishments of Quebec”, and calls for an investigation by the ombudsman.

    “This is an exceptional appeal and, if one engages in that action, it is particularly due to the deterioration in all of our institutions of health and social services,” said Tuesday the president of the CSQ, Louise Chabot, during a press conference jointly with Federation of the santé du Québec (FSQ-CSQ) and the Association of pensioners of the education and other public services in Québec (AREQ-CSQ).

    For these three groups, the government’s austerity Couillard and reform Module of the health network are responsible of this deterioration, which mine, particularly services for seniors. “We are convinced that the problem is systemic,” said Louise Chabot.

    The president of the CSQ points out that “the maltreatment of organizational, that is, when the policies or procedures of an institution create situations that may cause harm or distress to recipients”.

    Louise Chabot said that the number of incidents and accidents has increased by 4.7% in the past two years. “These are treatments that are not given at the time, medication errors, lists. This is not nothing.”


    The release of Tuesday comes in the wake of the denunciation of the working conditions of nurses for the past two weeks. The Fédération de la santé du Québec represents 5,000 nurses in the province.

    Just as the Federation interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec, the FSQ sees merit in the creation of ratios of professionals / patients to avoid work overload. This calculation takes into account all of the health care team, nurses, nursing assistants and beneficiary attendants.

    “The challenge will be determining and will help us to ensure that quality of care if we had the budgets that come along with it, because we need to review the care team, a review of the organization to ensure that we have enough people to meet the demand in all departments,” says the president of the FSQ-CSQ, Claire Montour.

    His organization also calls for the “stability positions”. “Having stable jobs, a stable team, will enable us to give a quality of care and, therefore, will be a win for patients,” says Claire Montour.

    Doctors Vs network

    Arrested at the entrance of the liberal caucus, the minister of Health rejected the argument of the CSQ to the back of the hand. “It is a position union classic,” said Gaétan Barrette. It is a rhetoric on which I will not comment.”

    The leader of the PQ, he draws a parallel between the state of the health network and the agreement between the government and the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec. “There is not a Quebecer, today, that will tell you : it is a good idea if one has half a billion$ in health give to the medical specialists, who already earn 440 000$ per year”, said Jean-François Lisée.

    “In 2016, the same government has cut half a million hours of home support, it is a choice they have done, says the criticism of the parti québecois in health, Diane Lamarre. So, if they have$ 500 million, they ought to be able to give back massively and quickly to the people who are most vulnerable and who are waiting for these services.”

    For its counterpart at the CAQ, the situation is especially due to the “huge work” to be performed by the employees of the health network. “We also have to look over this because how to do it can lead to elements which are similar to the abuse is systemic, but at the core, there is a problem of resources, burden of work, availability, time, attendants, patients,” said François Paradis.