Gatineau, March 13th, 2020 – Since the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund last March, the Gatineau Health Foundation has launched a number of initiatives supporting the employees and patients of the CISSS de l’Outaouais.
We are now providing the bedside monitor service free of charge in all 277 rooms at the Hull and Gatineau hospitals, which gives patients access to basic television channels.
“Thanks tothe community’s donations, we can bring some comfort to the patients, which helps relieve their loneliness and reduces their stress during this exceptional period where even visits are prohibited.” Jean Pigeon, Director General.
“I would like to acknowledge the collaboration of the Gatineau Health Foundation and the generosity of the donors who made it possible for us to get through these hard times. The support of our partners allowed us to offer entertainment to our hospitalized patients during this difficult period.” —Josée Filion, CEO of the CISSS de l’Outaouais.
To achieve this result, the Foundation and the service provider entered an agreement in which the associated fees will be jointly assumed by the Foundation and the CISSS de l’Outaouais. Access to the television channels was granted on May 8 for an indefinite period of time.