Appeal made for calm following 'intimidation' in Saint-Quentin: Vitalité Health Network CEO

The President and CEO of the Vitalité Health Network is making an appeal for calm following what he calls an act of "intimidation" in Saint-Quentin. 

Gilles Lanteigne says in a statement that employees of the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin were intimidated when arriving at work Wednesday morning. 

He says approximately twenty people were gathered at the staff entrance, asking employees to state their names, positions, duties, and more. 

The statement says an employee reported some of those present were trying to identify a nurse, who was supposed to provide chemotherapy treatments, to ask her questions. 

Police were called to the scene and the group later left the premises, which allowed for treatments to be provided, but slightly behind schedule.

Lanteigne says if another similar incident takes place, the network will be forced to take the necessary legal action.