Vitalité Health Network asks to reduce overnight Emergency Department visits at Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Vitalité Health Network asks that the public limit overnight visits to the Emergency department of the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin, except in cases of an emergency. This temporary measure is due to a lack of medical staff in the hospital facility.

At Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin, this will be in effect:
From Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to Monday, September 27, 2021,
between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.  

The Emergency department of the hospital will remain available for people who need urgent care and who wish to see a doctor. However, the Network asks that people whose health condition is not critical see their family doctor, see their community pharmacist, or call Tele-Care (811).

People who still come to the Saint-Quentin Emergency department for non-urgent reasons may be referred to another hospital or asked to return the next day if their condition permits.

Some ambulances heading to this hospital may be redirected to another hospital facility during the period following an initial assessment of the patient by the nursing staff.

The Network thanks the public for their valuable co-operation.