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Hospital: is there one in five closed beds for lack of caregivers?

2021-10-27T17:56:44.675Z

THE VERIFICATION - This figure appears in a recent report from the Scientific Council. Is it correct?



THE QUESTION.

20% of closed beds

”. The title is obvious this Wednesday in the newspaper

Liberation

, which devotes a long article to the hospital crisis. Data that comes from a flash survey led by Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy, President of the Scientific Council. According to our information, it is in fact a resumption of an element appearing in a report of the Scientific Council, dated October 5. It is mentioned in an annex "

a significant percentage of closed beds estimated at around 20%

", which would affect "

all sectors of care (medicine including critical care, surgery and obstetrics) but also to a lesser degree pediatric services ( intensive care and conventional hospitalization)

”.

Asked by the daily about this rate, the magnitude of which may surprise, Olivier Véran refused to confirm it.

"

No one today knows how to give a precise figure

," swept the Minister of Health.

Yes, there are a number of units in hospitals that are required

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Source: lefigaro

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