“We have all asked to see a psychiatrist,” “working conditions are getting worse,” “caregivers are fleeing hospital.” While Emmanuel Macron last week announced an “urgent mission” to prepare for the arrival of summer in emergency services, caregivers and medical staff at the General Hospital gathered to demonstrate this Tuesday in fifty cities in France.
“Flash Mission”: “Decorate windows”
If the first mobilization for Emmanuel Macron’s second five-year term, launched by nine unions and hospital associations, ultimately mobilized little, it may be that Tiredness and disappointment Anger prevailed. this mission Interface Design Daniel McKeese, deputy secretary of the CGT at Perpignan Hospital in France annoys Bleu Roussillon. “Another review? What is the cost? When we know how many staff are short in the hospital, can’t we give that money to fund additional staff?”.
“I think it’s a good joke: problems have been told and retold for years”Sarah Fernandez, CGT delegate at Grenoble University Hospital, is also a guest on France Bleu Isère. “We lose a month on this mission”, I honestly think Caroline Primo, head of the emergency department at the Center Hosvilliers de Laval, is in France Bleu-Main this Tuesday.
Epuisement et burning
“We regularly work 45 hours a week, and doctors sometimes 60 to 80 hours. We return to our days of rest to replace and fortify them, An emergency nurse in Burban describes a attendee at the Toulouse demonstration, which gathered about 250 people according to France Bleu Occitanie.
In his service, a strike movement began on Monday. Only vital emergencies were received and 80% of nurses and caregivers were on strike. a The first in the history of an emergency in Toulouse.
“There is a lot of professional fatigue”confirms Noel, a nursing assistant at Rennes University Hospital, where a hundred people walked from the university hospital to the regional health agency (ARS).
There were a few dozen in front of the Perpignan hospital, according to France Bleu Roussillon. “We have all asked to consult a psychiatrist, Which described us all as tired“Estelle, an emergency nurse for 20 years, despairs. Hundreds of angry caregivers also gathered in front of the Avignon Hospital Centre, according to France Bleu Vaucluse.
In Bordeaux, they were a little more numerous: Between 300 and 500 protesters, according to CGT, France identifies Bleu Gironde. Among them is Liz, the operating room nurse, who is tired of duty Always do more with less time and fewer workers.
During the municipal council that followed the demonstration, the mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hormich, announced that he would Write to the Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon.
‘Unfortunate working conditions’
“We only charge an extra euro for every hour at night”, confirms Sarah Fernandez, CGT delegate at Grenoble University Hospital, guest on France Bleu Isère. Even if she knows that beyond salaries, “There are also working conditions.” We need, above all, human resources. Corinne, a caregiver from Vosges who came to demonstrate in Paris, insists that between 200 and 300 demonstrators found themselves in front of the Ministry of Health at the start of the afternoon.
In front of Grenoble University Hospital, there were about 300 on Tuesday, including Ronan, a pediatric psychiatric nurse: “Our working conditions are deplorable and patients are suffering.” “I love my job, but it’s hard to stay motivated because you can’t do it right anymore”also regrets Natalie, a nurse mobilized in Clermont-Ferrand, where there were a few dozen in front of the CHU.
“We are unable to guarantee regular follow-up of our patients due to we are drowning ; Suddenly, when their condition worsens, they go to the emergency room and are put in departments that have nothing to do with their illnesses, sometimes in cardiology, that’s nonsense! Testifying on France Bleu Azur Laura, a nurse in the Department of Dermatology and Oncology at the University Hospital of Nice. “I am amazed to see how we treat the sick and especially the elderly in France, in a country as rich as ours.”Florent regrets, sLiposuction in geriatrics in Poitiers in France, Belo-Poitou.
consequences, ‘Caregivers still fleeing hospital’sorry for Patricia Schneider, representative of the Sud Santi Federation at Metz-Mercy Hospital in France Bleu-Lorraine. “In the department I work in, there are a lot of young colleagues who arrive and stay for a few months and a year and then leave. They never want to work in the hospital anymore.”
Due to a shortage of caregivers, at least 120 services have been forced to limit their activity or prepare for it, according to a census released at the end of May from the Samu-Urgences de France association.