Elizabeth Bourne moved to a hospital in Pontoise (Val d’Oise), Friday, 1 July. The prime minister made it clear that emergency services could not meet all of France’s care needs.
How do we ensure access to urgent care this summer? On Friday July 1, during a trip to a hospital in Pontoise (Val d’Oise), Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne sent a message home first: Don’t go straight to the emergency room. “What we want is for everyone to be able to take the reaction for 15, and not have to systematically come to the emergency room. It is impossible for the hospital and emergency services to be able to meet all the needs of the care of the French”I explained.
The goal is to sort calls to 15 between life-threatening emergencies and other situations. You can then take over the access to care with advice from a GP, a telemedicine solution, or by making an appointment with a doctor, who will charge an additional 15 euros per consultation. Other measures were taken this summer: increasing the wages of hospital night guards, opening guardhouses on Saturday mornings, and mobilizing retired doctors or pharmacists. A total of 41 procedures will be performed over the next three months.