Wiichihiituwin (CPS) Montréal has expanded medical support for long-term clients staying in Montréal. Each Wednesday a doctor will be available at Wiichihiituwin (CPS) office at Espresso to provide medical support (half-day) for long-term clients and their escorts. This new service started Wednesday, May 2. It expands on the current nursing services offered 5 days a week Monday to Friday.
"We are very pleased to offer this expanded service. Before, we would send long-term clients to different clinics around Montréal and it would be harder for us to follow-up," says Janelle Dupuis, Coordinator Medical Social at Wiichihiituwin (CPS). "Now, long-term clients are followed closely by a medical team here at Espresso. For long-term clients and their escorts, the doctor at Espresso acts as their family doctor while they are in Montréal. When they return to their community, there is a clear channel of communication between medical staff here at Espresso and local CMC."
2 doctors share this responsibility: Dr. David Dannenbaum and Dr. Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay. Dr.Yolaine Yim will join the team in the fall. Dr. Dannenbaum is well-known in Eeyou Istchee, having worked in the region for more than 20 years, mostly at the Waskaganish CMC.
Pictured are Dr. Dannenbaum and Nurse Meggie Carpel.