Deaf or hearing-impaired persons and those with communication problems will no longer be entering the old building at 3600 Berri on the corner of Cherrier and St. Denis, a familiar Montréal landmark. The institute serving them, the Institut Raymond-Dewar (IRD), is moving, and the move marks a historic turning point that is a source of heartache for many.
Three years after being integrated into amalgamated mega-institutions, how are the CRD addiction rehab centres doing? Is the smallest mission in the healthcare system managing to keep its identity? Have there been changes in professionals’ and technicians’ practice?
One of the most outstanding collaborative initiatives developed by the CRD Le Virage is with the Charles-Le Moyne family medicine group (GMF), which hired a multidisciplinary team devoted to treating people who suffer from an addiction problem.