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Wakefield Hospital beds may get axed

CISSSO plan recommends closing local care beds


A recent Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais report recommends getting rid of the short and long-term care beds at the Wakefield Hospital.


CISSSO’s February 2021 “Plan clinique” recommends closing in-patient beds in Wakefield Hospital, which was built in 1995 and has 16 short-term beds and 10 long-term beds, because of the falling occupancy rate. Low Down file photo
CISSSO’s February 2021 “Plan clinique” recommends closing in-patient beds in Wakefield Hospital, which was built in 1995 and has 16 short-term beds and 10 long-term beds, because of the falling occupancy rate. Low Down file photo

According to CISSSO’s Feb. 26, 2021 “Plan clinique” report, Wakefield Hospital should become either an emergency room with a CHSLD – a long-term senior care home – or an emergency room with a multi-service centre.