A proposed hospital in Vaudreuil will be delayed by at least a year.
According to La Presse, serious budget concerns are pushing several significant building projects back as the new Liberal government grapples with Quebec's finances.
With the Liberals facing a $200-billion debt, the Couillard government is having to delay several big projects.
But the delay isn't upsetting patient's rights advocate Paul Brunet.
"Having a new infrastructure isn't going to solve priorities in terms of admitting and having patients accessing health care," said the chair of the Conseil pour la protection des malades.
He says the Liberals should be spending more money on ensuring access to health care in existing institutions and not diluting already scarce resources by adding a new hospital.