Turns out that the Montreal super hospital might not be so super after all. A five-year-old girl, Ella Arcuri, was sent home last week with a broken arm and no cast.
Ella broke her arm after she fell from the monkey bars while playing at the park. Her parents quickly took her to the hospital, where they waited 3 and a half hours to see a doctor. Finally, at 11 pm, a doctor confirmed the break, but told Ella's parents that the technicians had all gone home for the night, therefore there was no one to put a cast on her arm and that they would have to bring her back tomorrow.
A parental request and $30 later, Ella was given a temporary sling to put on her arm. According to her father, Jason Arcuri, Ella was in so much pain that she couldn't sleep that night.
Ella was taken back to MUHC the next day and after several hours of waiting, she was finally given a proper cast.
While we understand that there are much larger overall issues with hospital staffing, having no one on call that can put on a cast? That's just flat out ridiculous. You try telling a five-year-old to keep their arm completely still overnight. Hopefully this will spark some protocol reform at the MUHC, because if it keeps up like this, they won't be off to a good start.
At a press conference on Monday, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante condemned the recent spate of protests against vaccine mandates in the city and had some harsh words for the individuals participating in them.
"We will not let people who have particular ideas about vaccination [...] stop people from getting vaccinated, doing their work, taking care of people, or going to study," the mayor said.
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According to police, an investigation revealed that the pair were manufacturing and selling false certificates attesting to 750 hours of training, at a cost of $800 per certificate. Both suspects are now facing charges of fraud and the fabrication of false documents.
The SPVM said that help from the public led to the launch of a police investigation into the fraud case.
Anyone with information about criminal activity of the same nature can contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously at 514-393-1133 or via the report form available on infocrimemontreal.ca.
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The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.