92% of French and 96% of hospital staff and health professionals support the emergency strike movement according to an Odoxa survey. Discover why.
Misuse of emergency
The suffering of hospital staff
"Saturated stretchers, premises that are no longer suitable"
Usually, caregivers protest against their working conditions by going on strike, but continue to work with a simple armband bearing the mention of their claim. However, faced with a reaction from the public authorities deemed to be non-existent, the emergency personnel hardened their movement by putting themselves on sick leave, as was the case in Saint-Antoine, Lariboisière and Lons-le-Saunier.
The reaction of the Minister of Health
A mission of refounding the emergency services was entrusted to the deputy Thomas Mesnier and the president of the National Council of Urgency Hospital, Pr. Pierre Carli. They have until the fall of 2019 to submit their report to the Ministry of Health. According to a statement from the latter, the aim is threefold: first, to make an inventory of the situation, then to measure what will be the effects of the current reforms and finally, to determine what are the other steps to take.
In parallel, the minister indicated that she would mobilize the Regional Health Agencies (ARS) to carry out architectural renovation work in the emergency services to improve the reception of patients. Agnès Buzyn also said that she wanted to homogenize the risk premium in order to take into account the difficult working conditions and the possible aggressions suffered by the caregivers. The last measure concerns the cooperation premium, which will be granted to health professionals using the delegation of skills to reduce waiting times in emergencies. Measures called "vast joke" by the CGT emergencies at the origin of the movement with FO, SUD and CFE-CGC.