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Saint-Avold emergency: the majority of caregivers on leave, the service closed at night


Saint-Avold hospital (Moselle), an establishment attached to the SOS group, closes its emergency department at night for lack of staff, 36 of the 38...

The Saint-Avold hospital (Moselle), an establishment attached to the SOS group, closes its emergency department at night for lack of staff, 36 of the 38 nurses and caregivers in the department being on sick leave for “


”, we were told. learned Tuesday, January 10 from union sources.

The emergencies are closed from 7:00 p.m., for lack of staff

,” Fazia Boukhelifa, medical secretary and CFDT delegate, told AFP, confirming information from France Bleu Lorraine Nord.

She reported on the “exhaustion” of her colleagues and the “overcrowding” of the service of this private non-profit establishment.

Caregivers have the feeling of being mistreated, and feel mistreated towards patients.

Add to that incredible waiting times and premises planned for 40 passages per day when we record up to 110, this is what led to these sick leaves.

We have the impression that no lesson has been learned since the covid crisis

, ”she added.


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Makeshift solutions

Emergency care is provided during the day "

by temporary

workers", said Fazia Boukhelifa, but the hospital management "

did not find the necessary staff to ensure the nights


The CFDT had already launched a “


” strike movement since December 28, and is starting an “


” strike movement at the Saint-Avold hospital from Wednesday.

The CFTC and FO have also launched a renewable strike from January 6 to 23, for all 13 private non-profit establishments managed by the SOS health group, in Moselle but also in Creusot (Saône-et-Loire) or in Paris.

There is a complete fed up of caregivers.

We are asking for dignified working conditions, in order to take care of patients in safety, as well as an increase in staff and wages

, ”said Marc Reisdorf, Force Ouvrière central union representative, to AFP.

A widespread movement

“The public service is already in a bad state, but below there are us, the private non-profit establishments: we have the same obligations as the public service, but without the means.

And after us, there remains the court of miracles”, he protested: “

we are wondering when we will be received by the judge

” for medical error.

Contacted by AFP, the management of the SOS group and the Saint-Avold hospital could not be reached immediately.

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In Moselle, almost all of the nurses and caregivers at the Thionville hospital had already declared themselves on sick leave just before New Year's Eve, and a similar movement was observed in the Sarreguemines emergency room.

On Friday, the ARS launched the white plan in "

all Moselle health establishments

" to allow them to reorganize to deal with the crisis.

Source: lefigaro

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