Save our health care in Valleyfield

CISSSMO still ignores IRIS impact study

The mobilization Save the mother-child centre and the regional mission of the Suroît Hospital has funded an IRIS study that illustrates the disastrous consequences of the eventual abolition of healthcare services for women, young families, and elders in the Haut-St-Laurent and Beauharnois counties. Certain clues lead us to believe that the new clinical plan, which is still slow to be submitted, will disregard the conclusions of this study. Therefore, the Save the mother-child center and the regional mission of the Suroît Hospital committee is calling on the media and the community to ensure that the decisions that will be made shortly will not be to the detriment of the most vulnerable populations in our region.

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As 2023 rolls around, let’s take up the letter chain to stand up for our rights and look out for the health of our community.

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Letter explaining the economic consequences

The CCIBVHSL invites entrepreneurs to co-sign the letter explaining the economic consequences of the CISSSMO’s decision to show their support. It can be obtained below, and you can add your logo as a supporting organization by contacting Éliane Galipeau, Executive Director of the CCIBVHSL, by email at

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Information & mobilization


Fall 2020

A clinical plan that puts the Suroît Hospital at a disadvantage

The clinical plan for the management of services in the region has resurfaced, listing no less than 10 services that will be leaving the Suroît Hospital: childbirth, neonatology, pediatrics, and gynecology are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition, there is mammography (CRID), nuclear medicine, the audiometric booth, transesophageal ultrasound, ophthalmology, and eye surgery.

November 26, 2020

Petition of +7000 signatures submitted to the Assemblée Nationale

A petition is filed with the Assemblée Nationale. It has 7000 signatures, supported by resolutions of support from 12 municipal councils, 2 MRCs, 40 community groups and union organizations in the region. Such a mobilization had not been seen for a long time.

January 29, 2021

The CISSSMO ignores our demands

The release of the Vaudreuil Hospital’s plans to repatriate the mother-child centre at the expense of the Suroît Hospital exacerbates the feeling of being cheated when the population had managed to collectively raise $1.8MM in 2012 to offer a state-of-the-art birthing unit in Valleyfield and a team of AMPRO-certified nurses capable of acting on the front line in difficult deliveries.

Participate in the letter chain to raise political awareness


By clicking on the button below, an email will automatically open with a text ready to be sent to Christian Dubé (Minister of Health and Social Services) and Lionel Carmant (Minister-Delegate of Health and Social Services), copied to our two local MPs (Claude Reid in Beauharnois and Carole Mallette in Huntingdon). The CDC of Beauharnois-Salaberry and Haut-Saint-Laurent will also be copied to allow us to count the participation.

If the button doesn’t work, it’s because your email manager is not automated (linked) unlike Outlook or Mail (on Mac) for many of us. You can use your usual platform (like gmail or hotmail) to participate in the chain letter. You just must send to the same recipients an email with the content of the letter (to be signed) being the text below copied/pasted.

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Sample letter content (TO BE SIGNED)

Dear Mr. Christian Dubé, Minister of Health

You will soon receive the new CISSSMO clinical plan that you ordered.

We have reason to believe that far from meeting the needs of the populations of the Haut-St-Laurent and Beauharnois-Salaberry, it will have the effect of putting an end to the regional mission of the Hôpital du Suroît. That the needs of the relatively well-to-do population of Vaudreuil be adequately met is an excellent thing and we support it. But that this is done by stripping the Suroît Hospital, which serves one of the most underprivileged populations in the Montérégie, is truly revolting.

I am counting on you to ensure that the Suroît Hospital continues to respond adequately to the needs of the disadvantaged population of the Suroît.


Send your message by letter

You prefer to send your message by letter, that’s brave. The more people we have like you, the more the cause will emerge from everywhere and become visible. Our goal is to accumulate a minimum of 200 letters that require a personalized response from the Minister and Associate Minister. The goal is to demand that they take the time to think about it seriously.

Mailing Addresses

Christian Dubé and Lionel Carmant

Ministry of Health and Social Services
Édifice Catherine-De Longpré
1075, chemin Sainte-Foy, 15e étage
Québec (Québec) G1S 2M1

Claude Reid – Member of Parliament for Beauharnois

157, rue Victoria, Bureau 100
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Québec) J6T 1A5

Carole Mallette – Member of Parliament for Huntingdon

263, rue Saint-Joseph
Sainte-Martine (Québec) J0S 1V0

CDC Beauharnois-Salaberry

A/S Edith Gariepy
222, rue Alphonse-Desjardins, 2e étage
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Québec) J6S 2N9

CDC Haut-Saint-Laurent

A/S Rémi Pelletier
72, rue Dalhousie, local 100B
Huntingdon (Québec) J0S 1H0

The past letter chain

Nearly 200 emails were collected by our CDC

In the past, we have written a similar letter chain to Christian Dubé (Minister of Health and Social Services) and Lionel Carmant (Minister-Delegate of Health and Social Services), as well as to Claude Reid (CAQ Beauharnois-Salaberry MP) and Claire IsaBelle (CAQ Huntingdon MP).

Find out more

May 30, 2022

Impact analysis of the transfer of 10 services from the Suroît Hospital to the future Vaudreuil Hospital

“The complete relocation of certain services, and in particular the mother-child centre, does not seem justified considering its impacts on equity and access to care and services for the population of the other MRCs of the Montérégie-Ouest. Presentation by Anne Plourde, IRIS researcher

IRIS report submitted to the CISSSMO

November 9, 2021

State of the art

Where are we with the Suroît Hospital? Find out the statistics and demographic data that motivate our approach. Find out what the 10 services that are threatening to leave our region are for and learn about the latest developments in the file.

Our support

Mobilization Committee


Supporting organizations