The invoice of a future Hospital for Vaudreuil-Soulanges has almost doubled

News 22 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Thursday, 22 march, 2018 19:13

    Thursday, 22 march, 2018 19:13

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    VAUDREUIL-DORION | residents of the region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, situated to the west of the island of Montreal, waited for years for the construction of a hospital, while the population continues to grow and now exceeds 150 000 citizens.

    The government Couillard has given a new impetus to the project Thursday, saying that the conclusions of the stage of the business case ensure that Quebec “is increasing the scope of the project so that it can best meet the current and future needs of the population”.

    The bill has gone from $ 800 million to $ 1.5 billion. The funding will come from the Plan québécois des infrastructures (PQI) of the ministry of Health and social Services.

    According to the details released Thursday, the new centre hospitalier located at the crossroads of highway 30 and route 340 will comprise 404 beds, an operating block of 10 rooms and an emergency with 41 stretchers.

    Not before 2026

    But the Western Montérégie region will need to continue to take his evil in patience, the reason being that the work will be launched not before 2022, for a scheduled delivery four years later. A first draft of the project, less imposing and less expensive, provided for an opening in four years, the time is now provided for the commencement of work.

    The construction of the Hospital in Vaudreuil-Soulanges “represent a gain of great importance for the Montérégie region, where the demand for health services shows a significant increase due to various demographic factors,” said premier Philippe Couillard.