C. A. health facilities: the lack of elected representatives of the population concerned

News 14 December, 2017
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    Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:54

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    MONTREAL – The Fédération de la santé et des services sociaux (FSSS) of the NSA accuses the government Couillard to have eliminated the elected positions for the population within the boards of directors of agencies of the health network.

    According to the statistics collected by the union, the citizens accounted for 29 % of directors in health care in 2005, while today, we do not find that directors ‘ private in these positions.

    During this time, the number of health facilities has increased from 182 to 34, says the union, especially in the wake of political centralization established by the government Couillard.

    “The reform Bar is the one that is coming close the door to the population in the administration of its public network of health and social services,” said Jeff Begley, president of the FSSS-CSN, by press release on Thursday.

    “How the government Couillard can he claim to put the needs of the patient at the centre of its priorities?” he added.

    Conflict of interest?

    The union has also analyzed the profile of the directors, and believes that their role “raises serious questions regarding the management of potential conflicts of interest”.

    The MSDS is believed that the administrators can be grouped into “three great families” : those with links with multinational companies of the healthcare industry, those who do business in the private accommodation, and finally, physicians who have private interests.

    “How is it that these people have been selected despite the fact that legislation on the issue of conflict of interest is present?” asked Mr. Begley.