the public hospital continues its strike, 1000 heads of service resign

The situation of the French public hospital is not improving, however it must be preserved. This is the message that those who are going to demonstrate this Friday, February 14 everywhere in France want to convey. The strike that started in March 2019 with the emergency services as a starting point gradually spread to all services. Despite government announcements, the unrest continues.

strikers denounce the growing influence of the financial aspect which takes precedence over patient health. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 19 “>” The State kills the host “can we read in red letter at the entrance of Pitié-Salpêtrière, one of the major Parisian hospitals, here as elsewhere strikers denounce the growing influence of the financial aspect which takes precedence over patient health.

1 & nbsp; 000 doctors head of services resigned from their administrative function. “& Nbsp;When I arrive, I wonder is there going to be only one temporary worker this afternoon in the heaviest patient room, there are nurses who say “my job has lost its meaning, I don’t I no longer have time to talk to the sick, I do slaughter “, testifies Agnès Hartemann who heads the diabetes department of Pitié-Salpêtrière and who is one of the resignants. I sometimes see nurses crying and so it has become morally difficult& nbsp; “.” data-reactid = “20”> To denounce this operation more than 1,000 head physicians have resigned from their administrative position. ” When I arrive, I wonder is there going to be only one temporary worker this afternoon in the heaviest patient room, there are nurses who say “my job has lost its meaning, I don’t I no longer have time to talk to the sick, I do slaughter “, testifies Agnès Hartemann who heads the diabetes department of Pitié-Salpêtrière and who is one of the resignants. I sometimes see nurses crying and so it has become morally difficult “.

As a nurse, I was told a lot about the time I had to spend with each patient. What I had time to explain to people in the morning and well I had to explain it in 10 minutes … & nbsp; that I chain on another patient behind …, he explains to us. I did not do this job for that, but what I wanted to do while nursing was listening, taking care of people and I feel that I am no longer left the time to do that& nbsp; “.” data-reactid = “22”> A moral pressure that Ludovic, a nurse in the neurological service, from the same hospital sees on a daily basis. ” As a nurse, I was told a lot about the time I had to spend with each patient. What I had time to explain to people in the morning and well I had to explain it in 10 minutes … that I would follow up on another patient behind …, he explains to us. I did not do this job for that, but what I wanted to do while nursing was listening, taking care of people and I feel that I am no longer left the time to do that “.

A lack of time which is explained by recruitment difficulties. Unattractive, many positions remain vacant. In Parisian public hospitals, nearly 900 beds are closed for lack of staff.

This lack of beds, means and consideration, Yasmina Kettal, emergency nurse at the Delafontaine hospital in Saint-Denis, denounces it since June. This is the date on which the staff of his department went on strike. The situation has deteriorated so much that she can no longer do her job normally, she explains.

We are there to help the population, to be in support and to be able to treat people properly, and there in view of the working and reception conditions, we can no longer do so and therefore there is a real loss of meaning in our trades! We are not there to botch our work, to botch our care and our relationships with our patients and we find ourselves doing this every day& nbsp; “, laments the nurse.” data-reactid = “26”> ” We are there to help the population, to be in support and to be able to treat people properly, and there in view of the working and reception conditions, we can no longer do so and therefore there is a real loss of meaning in our trades! We are not there to botch our work, to botch our care and our relationships with our patients and we find ourselves doing this every day “, Laments the nurse.

Mathias Wargon, director of the Yasmina service, considers that the situation has improved. On the other hand, both agree on the too low remuneration received by the nursing staff. France is even among the bad students of the OECD. Which has deleterious consequences.

There is a flight of personnel which is beginning to be felt. Given the working and reception conditions and the salary offered to paramedics, people prefer to leave, continues Yasmina Kettal. In January, for example, we ended up with 16 nurses out of 24, and therefore a third of the team less& nbsp; “.” data-reactid = “28”> ” There is a flight of personnel which is beginning to be felt. Given the working and reception conditions and the salary offered to paramedics, people prefer to leave, continues Yasmina Kettal. In January, for example, we ended up with 16 nurses out of 24, and therefore a third of the team less “.

an increase in salaries for hospital staff in the Paris region. However, it is still very far from the strikers’ requests. “Data-reactid =” 29 “> The Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn proposed in November an increase in salaries for hospital staff in the Paris region. However, it still remains far removed from the strikers’ demands.