GATINEAU, QC, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The President-Executive Director of
the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais, Dr Guy
Morissette, the minister responsible for the Outaouais region and MNA for
Chapleau, Mr Benoît Pelletier, along with his colleagues Maryse Gaudreault MNA
for Hull, Charlotte L'Ecuyer MNA for Pontiac, Norman MacMillan MNA for
Papineau, Stéphanie Vallée MNA for Gatineau, are pleased to confirm that the
partnership needed for the Campus santé Outaouais project.
The Campus Santé Outaouais, which is the brainchild of a consortium of
12 major partners, will promote regional self-sufficiency in terms of a
qualified healthcare and social services workforce. New educational programs
will be established at the university, college, vocational training and
continuing education levels.
"Through Campus santé Outaouais, we will consolidate existing educational
programs, such as the nursing program at the university level, and we will
develop new programs according to the needs of our region, such as EMTs and
respiratory therapists, announced the President-Executive Director of the
Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais, Dr Guy Morissette."
Project objectives include developing and consolidating medical training
in the Outaouais and increasing the number of graduates in areas currently
experiencing serious staff shortages or in high demand in the network. In
addition, the project will facilitate mobilization of local and regional
partners responsible for workforce training and support in sectors related to
health and social services.
"The Campus Santé Outaouais project will most assuredly improve the
current healthcare situation in the Outaouais region", affirmed the minister
responsible for the Outaouais region and MNA for Chapleau, Mr Benoit
Pelletier. "It will add considerably to the number and quality of healthcare
professionals working in our region. Our rate of retention of qualified
personnel will undoubtedly be better when they have received their training
here and have access to as wide a variety of programs as those available
outside of the region."
The Campus is one of 80 measures comprising the general action plan to
improve access to care, workforce training and recruitment, network
infrastructures and equipment.
The Outaouais region's MNAs were unanimous in stating that "The energy
and willpower of the Outaouais population have much to do with the success of
the project. The Campus Santé Outaouais will be an important lever in helping
us achieve our objectives of development of regional workforce
self-sufficiency and mobilization around a common project."
Role of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais
The Agency is responsible for the health and well-being of Outaouais
residents. Its functions are to plan, organize, implement and assess health
and social services in the region. The Agency has been charged with
responsibility for the Campus Santé Outaouais project.
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