The emergencies held up this summer, but at what cost? These caregivers respond

The emergencies held up this summer, but at what cost? These caregivers respond
The emergencies held up this summer, but at what cost? These caregivers respond

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EMERGENCIES – Should the glass be seen as half full or half empty? Thursday, September 22, several gatherings of caregivers were linked in France to the call of the CGT to demand better working conditions and additional hiring after a particularly tense summer in emergencies and hospitals.

The Minister of Health François Braun affirmed at the end of August to the Doctor’s Daily that ” the predicted disaster did not occur », seeing there in particular the success of the regulation at the entrance of the emergencies and welcoming “the strong investment of professionals in the field, both hospital and liberal”. Despite everything, health personnel are no less tired from this summer period marked by high temperatures and the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As you can see in our video at the top of the articlecaregivers interviewed by The HuffPost in front of the headquarters of the AP-HP in Paris admit for the most part that, indeed, emergencies ” held “. But at a price. ” It’s September and we’re already tired », Says Nicolas, caregiver, who also deplores a deterioration in care. ” It didn’t go badly, as François Braun says, but we don’t know what happened in the homes “, adds Sylvie, nurse, according to whom it is difficult to assess the true consequences of the regulation and the mass referral of patients to the 15th.

Teams “wrung out” before the fall

Autumn is coming ” complicated “ for emergency services, mobile emergency and resuscitation services (Smur) and 15, whose teams “are wrung out”warned, at the beginning of September, the president of the association Samu-Urgences de France (SUdF) Marc Noizet, successor to the Minister of Health François Braun at the head of the organization.

“This fall is undoubtedly going to be very complicated, we don’t necessarily look to the future with a smile”, he told AFP. ” The teams are strained, there is a strong expectation from professionals, we have very fragile teams, where people are demobilized, so from this start of the school year we will have to be able to give strong signals to professionals to prevent the bleeding from getting worse. and that some emergency services find themselves in even greater difficulty “, he estimated.

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