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Media bulletin from the MUHC: update at 5:00 p.m.

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Published: 15 Sep 2006

The Montreal General Hospital is treating 11 victims of the shooting incident at Dawson College, all suffering from gunshot wounds.

The Montreal General Hospital is treating 11 victims of the shooting incident at Dawson College, all suffering from gunshot wounds. Of the 11, four have now been discharged. Five patients are now recovering in the patient units. Two remain in the ICU in critical condition.

The MUHC, in cooperation with Dawson College, has set up the Dawson-MUHC Psychological Support Hotline for students, faculty, staff and families of students having difficulty coping in the aftermath of this week's shooting. The Dawson-MUHC hotline is 514-843-2839. Specialists can help people deal with their stress, anxiety and fear. Those who call the hotline will be referred to services at the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, Concordia University Health Services, McGill University Student Services and the CSSS de la Montagne through the CLSC Metro. The Dawson-MUHC hotline will remain operational for as long as needed.

In addition, the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal has psycho-social teams available to members of the general public. Any person not affiliated with Dawson in need of support can go to their local CLSC. In addition, they can call their local Info Santé or 514-934-0354.

In the coming days and months, the MUHC and the CSSS de la Montagne will be working closely with Dawson College to help meet the mental health needs of students and staff.

There will be another update tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Livingston Hall Pavilion entrance of the Montreal General Hospital – 1650 Cedar Street.

For more information, please contact:

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Contact: Seeta Ramdass
Office Phone: 514-843-1560/514-934-1934 ext. 43333
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