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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW EEYOU-EENOU REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE IN CHISASIBI

October 7, 2019
Summary

The new $300M, 20,000 m2  facility will combine a 52-bed hospital for the population of Eeyou  Istchee  (approximately  20,000),  and  a  Community  Miyupimaatisiiun  Centre (CMC)

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Current Services are services offered in all communities of Eeyou Istchee when you call or arrive at your CMC or, in Chisasibi, the regional hospitThe Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay  and  the  Cree  Nation  Government  join  in  celebrating  the  announcement  of construction  of  a  new  Eeyou-Eenou  Regional  Health  Centre  in  Chisasibi.  CBHSSJB Chairperson  Bella  Moses  Petawabano  and  Grand  Chief  Dr.  Abel  Bosum  welcomed representatives of the Quebec Government to Chisasibi for the announcement.

The project was announced during a visit to Chisasibi by Danielle McCann, the Minister of   Health   and   Social   Services,   with   Sylvie   D’Amours,   Minister   Responsible   for Indigenous Affairs, joined by Denis Lamothe, MNA for Ungava.

Funding for the project is from the Quebec Government, and is linked to a new five-year funding agreement that was signed the same day as the Health Centre announcement. The CBHSSJB will manage the project and will own and operate the new Centre.

The new $300M, 20,000 m2  facility will combine a 52-bed hospital for the population of Eeyou  Istchee  (approximately  20,000),  and  a  Community  Miyupimaatisiiun  Centre (CMC),  offering  front-line  services  and  community  health  for  the  local  population  of Chisasibi. The new Regional Health Centre is scheduled for completion by 2025.

This  new  facility  will  replace  an  outdated  hospital  open  since  1980,  and  community health  services  that  are  now  housed  in  trailers.  The  current  hospital  has  no  surgical capacity  and  very  limited  space  to  serve  a  growing  community  of  5,000  people  in Chisasibi,  as  well  as  the  other  Cree  communities  that  rely  on  Chisasibi  for  hospital services.

The  new  Eeyou-Eenou  Regional  Health  Centre  will  be  equipped  with  state  of  the  art medical,  telemedecine  and  diagnostic  technologies  to  serve  the  population  in  the region.  The  nearest  hospital  centre  is  almost  1000  km  away,  in  Val-d’Or,  making Chisasibi an important regional hub for medical services.

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