Hospitals will help Lakeshore with recall
The Lakeshore General Hospital will be getting help from other institutions to deal with a recall of hundreds of suspect colonoscopies.
The Gazette reports four hospitals are stepping up to help with the recall of almost 700 patients. Those hospitals are the Jewish General, Royal Victoria, Saint-Mary's, and the Montreal General.
For the next six Saturdays, gastroenterologists and other staff from the hospitals will be working overtime.
CJAD's medical expert, Dr. Mitch Shulman, says this is normal and expected of hospitals.
"If each hospital picks up a small piece, it's do-able. No one hospital could pick up all the tests that need to be re-done."
The recall was announced earlier this month. The doctor at the centre of it is Dr. Gilles Bourdon.
He is currently not allowed to perform any colonoscopies or surgeries at the hospital pending an investigation into his conduct by the Quebec Order of Physicians.