The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is proud to announce its support of the decision of the Cabinet of the Quebec government confirming that the Lachine Hospital and Camille-Lefebvre long-term care centre will join the MUHC in a new partnership.
“The MUHC will build a partnership with our new Lachine co-workers to achieve the goal of more accessible and effective health care for adult and pediatric patients in the communities served by the MUHC hospitals,” said Norman Rinfret, Chief of Staff and Associate Executive Director of the MUHC.
Our first order of business is to start building relationships program by program so that we can develop joint clinical and service plans, explained Mr. Rinfret. “It goes without saying that the traditions of the Lachine Hospital and its Francophone character will be respected and nurtured as part of serving patients and as a work environment,” he added.
“Overall, the objective is to reinforce existing programs including emergency services and to gradually increase other clinical activities. We have a very exciting five year development period ahead of us,” concluded Mr. Rinfret.
The decision of the Cabinet of the Quebec government included allocations of additional financial resources, including $55M over five years for capital improvements and equipment at the Lachine Hospital. Another $2.1M has been allocated for information system upgrades. The MUHC has also obtained a commitment for an initial operating budget of $37M for the Lachine Hospital and an increase of physician positions over the next five years.
The McGill University Health Centre
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and teaching. Its partner hospitals are the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute and the Lachine Hospital. The goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.