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Sainte-Québec: The transitional phase begins

Sainte-Québec: The transitional phase begins

Minister Christian Dube has selected the committee members who will help him create Santé Québec, the government agency that will soon be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the network. The formation of the group was announced in a press release Thursday morning.

The transitional committee will consist of 11 members, including the firstCEO the University Hospital St. Justine's Carolyn Barbier, who assumed leadership Quebec Lanaudière in the wake of the Echaquan case, as well as the former head of the coronavirus vaccination campaign, Daniel Barry, who has since become deputy minister.

The president of the Quebec Association of Emergency Medicine Specialists, Gilbert Boucher – who was also at Minister Dube's side on Wednesday to assess the emergency situation – will also be part of it.

Less visible today, Deputy Minister Daniel Barry has made regular appearances on camera during the COVID-19 pandemic as director of Quebec's vaccination campaign. (archive photo)

Photo: Radio-Canada/Ivanoh Demers

Committee members – who also include former directors of regional institutions, a nurse and a representative of user committees – are expected to meet for the first time on Friday. However, others may be added later, the minister's office explains in its press release.

The concerned committee will have the following mission: coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the transitional stages; To ensure that this work complies with the spirit of “Law 15”; and to advise Ministers Dubé (Health), Carmant (Social Services) and Belanger (Seniors) on any other matter relating to Sainte-Québec.

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