The PQ's health minister denies health care services at Montreal hospitals won't be accessible to off island patients but Rejean Hebert does admit he's told the Jewish General Hospital to focus on treating Montrealers.
"What I've said, personally, to the Jewish General is do not outreach people from outside the island because they should focus on the Montreal people." he tells CJAD's Aaron Rand Show.
Hebert says cancer treatments are excellent at hospitals outside the Montreal area and says more and more patients are choosing to be cared for closer to home.
The minister says budgets will have to be re-adjusted as the volume of patients decreases.
Officials at the Jewish General meantime tell The Gazette the opposite is true and that it doesn't have the resources to continue treating beyond its capacity.