Europe 1 with AFP 4:04 p.m., May 17, 2022

This new operation, intended to regulate the influx of patients in the emergency room and make up for a lack of carers, will be put in place from Wednesday every night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and “regularly reassessed”, specified the Bordeaux University Hospital, confirming information from the Sud Ouest newspaper.

The adult emergencies of the Pellegrin hospital in Bordeaux, under tension due to lack of staff, will only receive at night patients who have previously called 15 to be referred remotely by a doctor, announced the Bordeaux University Hospital on Tuesday.

This new operation, intended to regulate the influx of patients in the emergency room and make up for a lack of caregivers, will be put in place from Wednesday every night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and "regularly reassessed", the CHU told AFP. Bordeaux, confirming information from the

Sud Ouest

newspaper .

According to the director general of the Bordeaux University Hospital, Yann Bubien, quoted by Sud Ouest on Tuesday, the Pellegrin hospital, the first emergency site in the New Aquitaine region, has been experiencing “tensions on human resources since the summer of 2021. Lots of resignations, renewed contracts, departures."

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Several hospitals in the region - in Jonzac (Charente-Maritime), Sarlat (Dordogne), Orthez and Oloron-Sainte-Marie (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Montmorillon (Vienne), Marmande (Lot-et-Garonne), Sainte-Foy- la-Grande as well as the Robert Picqué joint hospital in Bordeaux (Gironde) - have already adopted a similar system or limited the number of emergency opening days, detailed the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in a press release.

According to the ARS, for patients who have not called 15, "a telephone connected to the SAMU-Centre 15 is accessible in front of the emergency access" and "in the event of a proven emergency, the patient is taken care of directly by the emergency department. 

“The whole emergency system is derailed” and “the worst is unfortunately not behind but in front of us …”, reacted in a press release the Sud Santé Sociaux union of the Bordeaux University Hospital, considering that the call system for emergencies is "also in great suffering for lack of human resources" and "reinforced by more than 40 medical students to maintain an acceptable response to 15".

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