Big petition push for ­Memphremagog ­Hospital ­Vigilance ­Committee

By Matthew McCully

In the coming weeks, members of the Memphremagog Hospital Vigilance Committee (CVHM) will be circulating a petition in the municipalities of the MRC calling for local governance and an improvement in services, which the committee believes have been in decline since the administrative restructuring of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS in 2015. “We’re hoping to get 20 per cent of the population to sign,” said CVHM member Andrea Fairchild. With roughly 52,000 served by the Magog hospital, that represents around 10,000 signatures, she said. “We want people from outlying areas to get on board,” Fairchild commented. “They are the ones that are more heavily hit by the situation.” See full story in the Monday, August 20 edition of The Record.

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