Shock in hospital. The head of the emergency department of Poissy-Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines) was found dead in his office late Sunday. According to the management of the institution, the 54-year-old man was not on duty when the incident occurred. His entourage had been worried to be without news of him since Saturday.
A search was then conducted near the hospital, where his car was spotted, while he was not on call this weekend. It was his colleagues who finally forced the door of his office on Sunday and discovered the body, after locating his vehicle parked in the parking lot.
A medical-psychological emergency cell was immediately triggered by the local Samu to support the professionals on duty, all in shock. "A colleague warned me, collapsed. He told me: 'Something terrible is happening to us, we found him dead in the hospital,'" said one of them.
It would have been marked by a recent death
An investigation is opened to seek the causes of death, confirms this Monday to the Parisian the prosecutor of Versailles. According to several sources, the suicide trail is privileged. "To be honest, we weren't surprised to learn of his suicide," says one of his colleagues. He was really not doing well on a private level. And his gesture has nothing to do with work. »
According to his wife, quoted by Le Figaro, the man would have ended his life by drug injection. Hence his presence in the hospital outside working hours. The emergency physician reportedly attempted suicide in 2017 and had recently lost weight. "He was going through a complicated period due to a recent family death," according to his wife.
"Ending one's life in the workplace is not trivial," says one staff member. We lose someone very competent, he has always led everything to keep the service going, despite the growing difficulties. »