Nicolas Revell, the former chief of staff for Jean Castex in Matignon, has been named head of the Paris Helpdesk (AP-HP), according to a Cabinet report on Monday, July 4th.
Nicholas Revell, 56, succeeds Martin Hirsch, who has run the leading French hospital group for nearly ten years (39 institutions, nearly 100,000 employees). Prior to taking the position of Matignon, he had chaired the National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam) from 2014 to 2020. A position granted by François Hollande, who had previously appointed him in 2012 as Deputy Secretary-General of the Elysee, along with Emmanuel Macron.
public hospital crisis
This anarchist (promotion of Leon Gambetta), son of writer Jean-François Reville and journalist Claude Sarrot, first cut his teeth at the Court of Auditors, before entering politics from the left. Technical advisor to Jean Galvani at the Ministry of Agriculture, he joined the Cabinet of Bertrand Delanoe and then headed it at the Town Hall in Paris.
He succeeds Martin Hirsch, who left his post amid an unprecedented crisis at General Hospital. Overcrowded hospitals, growing medical deserts, “Loss of meaning” Career staff, emergency services on the verge of fainting: the health care system’s wounds are raw more than two years after the pandemic wiped out caregivers.
Besides the school, this is one of the two main projects of Emmanuel Macron’s new five-year term, which he planned to launch his major conference on health in July with “A real mass revolution”.