Barrette vs the MUHC

Gaétan Barrette is holding his line on the MUHC that it isn’t well managed and should not need more money, even though workers there have blamed budget cuts for a drop in standards of patient care. Barrette is determined the hospital should stick to a ten-year-old budget plan cast during the Arthur Porter era. The issue of forcing the MUHC to merge with other health networks is also percolating under the surface of these stories.

It crossed my mind as I pondered all this: what about the CHUM hospital and its late delivery date and its cost overruns and the mould already infesting the as-yet-unopened building? What happens when the CHUM, in turn, asks for more money to run its fancy new hospital?