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Quebec Cree community to get regional hospital – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201915 Views

$300 M project part of agreement that will also see long-term care facilities built

Oct 08, 2019

Representatives from the Cree Nation are welcoming news of funding for a new 52-bed regional hospital and health centre to be built in the James Bay community of Chisasibi, Que.

Quebec Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann, Indigenous Affairs Minister Slyvie D’Amours, and representatives of the Cree Nation Government and Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay announced $300 million in funding for the project as part of a five-year funding agreement signed Monday at a ceremony in Chisasibi.

For Cree health board chairperson Bella M. Petawabano, it is the realization of a long-held dream for a full-service regional hospital to serve Cree people in a culturally safe way, closer to home.

“This new Eeyou-Eenou Regional Health Centre is critical for health care in Eeyou Istchee,” said Petawabano, adding the new facility will be seven times the size of the current local Chisasibi hospital, which was built about 40 years ago.

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