Media Advisory - Impact of austerity measures on health and social services in Sherbrooke

SHERBROOKE, QC, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the campaign "They're wrecking our services – Not on our watch!", APTS members working at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) and the CSSS - Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke will hold a lunch-hour demonstration on February 4 to denounce the austerity measures' impact on patients in their care.

Representatives from a number of community organizations in Sherbrooke that are just as concerned about the fate of their clientele will join the unionized health and social services workers.

Local spokespersons and the national APTS president will be there to address the media.

What:                    

Press briefing on the effects of cutbacks and mergers on services for the population



Who:                     

Carolle Dubé, national APTS president


Marie-Claude Besré, local APTS president at the CSSS-IUGS


Rachel Lafrance, local APTS president at the CHUS



Where:                  

Hôtel-Dieu du CHUS, 580 rue Bowen Sud, Sherbrooke



When:                    

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


At 12:05 p.m.

 

About the APTS

The APTS is a union representing 1,500 professionals and technicians at the CHUS and the CSSS-IUGS. They are part of the 32,000 Indispensable health and social services workers in Québec who are APTS members, and include medical technologists, recreation technicians, medical records archivists, technologists in medical imaging and medical electro-physiology, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psycho-educators, physical rehabilitation therapists, social workers, psychologists, dietitian-nutritionists, spiritual care workers and dental hygienists.

With the campaign "They're wrecking our services – Not on our watch!", the APTS intends to inform the population of the real impact of the announced mergers in health and social services facilities across Québec.


 

SOURCE Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux (APTS)

For further information: Francis Boucher, Communications advisor, Phone: 514.609.2906 (cell.)

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