When you are admitted to a hospital for a health problem, hospital staff provide care to allow you to maintain or regain your health and maximum independence.
The care team’s goal is for you to return home following your hospitalization. However, this isn’t always possible. When you’re not able to go home after being hospitalized, a multidisciplinary team takes care of finding a living environment with services adapted to your care needs (e.g., rehabilitation centre, CHSLD).
If you refuse to be transferred from the hospital
You could be charged hospitalization fees.
The fees are applied uniformly in all hospitals in Montréal, in accordance with a regional agreement.
The goal is to improve access to hospital care for the population.
When you knowingly refuse a transfer, the amount to pay is set according to the number of days you are hospitalized after refusing the transfer.