Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 23, 2007 14:00 ET

The Minister of Veterans Affairs Inaugurates the Ste. Anne's Hospital Pain Management Clinic

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, officially inaugurated today the Ste. Anne's Hospital Pain Management Clinic, where leading edge services are offered to Veterans.

"Canada's New Government is getting things done for Veterans," declared Minister Thompson. "This clinic helps Veterans of all ages suffering from chronic pain and who truly need our support."

The Pain Management Clinic improves the quality of life of residents and other clients of Ste. Anne's Hospital who suffer from chronic pain that is not alleviated through traditional treatments. Specialized services are also offered to modern-day Veterans, including those who are accessing the Veterans Affairs Canada network of operational stress injury clinics.

The presence of such a clinic within a long-term care facility is exceptional. A team of professionals work side by side to help Veterans take charge of their pain. Its creation was made possible owing to the generous contribution of Mr. Andre Chagnon who believed in the merits of this project and its benefits with respect to the transfer of knowledge and expertise on both the national and the international scale.

"On the eve of our 90th anniversary, we are steadfastly looking ahead", stated Ste. Anne's Hospital Executive Director, Rachel Corneille Gravel. "While continuously pushing the limits of our know-how for the benefit of an aging population, we are providing innovative treatments for this new generation of Veterans."

Contact Information

  • Media Enquiries:
    Maggie Michaudville
    Acting Director of Communications and Commemoration
    Ste. Anne's Hospital
    514-457-3440, extension 2345
    Cell: 514-984-3269
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Gerald A. Lefebvre
    Director of Communications