Jewish General's finances targeted by the province

Montreal's Jewish General Hospital is in the province's line of fire, after its debt has skyrocketed into the millions. 

Quebec's Health Ministry said it will be implementing stringent measures to get the hospital's finances back on track, including the possibility of assigning a trustee.

All of the hospital's new constructions, are on hold. 

According to La Presse, the hospital racked up a $25 million deficit in 2011-2012, and another deficit of nearly $10 million in 2012-2013.

At the end of the last fiscal year, the hospital was $15 million in the hole.

This after the Health Ministry gave the institution $8 million in additional funds, hoping to cut the issue.

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  1. al posted on 06/17/2014 10:04 AM
    Where did this money go too? Not on healthcare that is for sure..I am still waiting for an orthopedic surgeon. Fell on ice on Dec 5, 2013 and will see a orthopedic surgeon Nov.8, 2014..How many hospitals are in the same boat no service when you need them...They listed me as a moderate emergency..
    1. Alex posted on 06/17/2014 10:26 AM
      @al The Jewish is the only place I can honestly say where I receive the best patient care. I go there whenever I have a problem even though I don't live nearby.The money is going to better functioning space (such as their new ER) that leads to better patient care. You can fabricate new space. You can't just fabricate new doctors. I work in the medical field and it's not like this ortho is just sitting on his/her butt. They're in surgery and in clinic day after day on people, who, like you, have been waiting months. You want it faster? How about we double-book this doctor all day and well into the night so that he/she is exhausted by the time they get to your surgery. Is that better?

      This isn't a hospital problem. It's a governmental problem. We need more doctors and they're unwilling to provide incentive.
    2. nic coinnich posted on 06/17/2014 12:41 PM
      @al You should have been a hockey player (NHL) . You would ave been sen within 48 hours .
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