The Québec Ombudsman received a report about Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire régional (CHAUR) de Trois-Rivières. The hospital reports to the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec.
Allegedly, the workload in the orthopedics and orthopedic surgery unit is too heavy for the staff, resulting in care and service quality being compromised. The Québec Ombudsman decided to intervene.
The investigation showed that the staff on the unit want to provide quality services in a safe manner. However, they have a hefty workload. Given this, and sometimes due to a lack of coordination, they neglect:
The Québec Ombudsman also noted poor communication between the staff on the unit and that in the operating room. This situation complicates the proper management of patients.
During the investigation, the CIUSSS added staff to the unit in question. The Québec Ombudsman applaudes this initiative. It nonetheless made eight recommendations and two follow-up requests to the CIUSSS, all of which were accepted.
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