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Yonne: the suspension of a “disproportionate” Ehpad, according to the Bridge group


This is the second Bridge establishment to be suspended in three months, after that of a Norman nursing home in early March.

The Bridge group, manager of around thirty retirement homes in France, described Thursday as "


" the suspension of its Ehpad in Yonne, decided because of "

serious malfunctions


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We deplore a brutal and disproportionate measure which leaves the teams in place and the families in amazement

", reacted in a press release the group, promising to challenge in court this decision, taken "

without holding any contradictory exchange.


On Wednesday, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté announced the "


" suspension for six months of the Ehpad Résidence Flore de Saint-Agnan, located in the north-west of Yonne.

This is the second Bridge establishment to be suspended in three months, after that of a Norman Ehpad, at the beginning of March.

This measure was suspended by the administrative justice at the end of March.

Only three caregivers have a certified diploma

In the Yonne nursing home, an inspection carried out on May 11 and 12 by the ARS revealed "

a large number of malfunctions

", including in particular "

the lack of continuity of medical and paramedical care (which) seriously endangering the health and safety

” of the 39 residents, “

for a normal capacity of 33 and 4 temporary reception places


The agency also blames personnel problems: "

the absence of a coordinating doctor

", "

the long sick leave of one of the treating doctors, without a procedure provided for the renewal of prescriptions

" and the absence of any "

nursing staff the day of the inspection



Of a theoretical workforce of 10 caregivers, the structure has only five, of which only three have a certified diploma.

This demonstrates a lack of interest on the part of the managing body for the health monitoring of residents

, ”estimates the ARS in its decision.

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The agency therefore appointed three temporary administrators on May 18.

In its press release, the Bridge group pleads the “

significant recruitment difficulties, in particular for doctors and nurses

” and promises to “

conduct as of (this Thursday) an audit on the management of this establishment, carried out by an independent firm, in order to shed light on the very serious facts reported


At the beginning of March, the government announced a “

vast control plan

” for the 7,500 Ehpad in two years to prevent abuse, in the wake of the scandal created by the publication of the book-investigation “

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Source: lefigaro

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