In the Charlevoix region, the Baie-Saint-Paul hospital no longer had enough nurses to keep the emergency rooms open this summer, evenings and nights. With a surprising sense of letting go and “shared leadership”, the manager entrusted the nurses with the task of composing their schedules themselves. The pilot project, which has been continuously renewed and improved over the past few months, has made it possible to avoid breakdowns in services, considerably reduce compulsory overtime, staff absenteeism and the use of private agencies. At a time when the health network throughout Quebec is under pressure by the Omicron variant, this experience is arousing a lot of interest. The report of Myriam Fimbry.