The public hospital is not the only one suffering.

Synerpa, the main union of private nursing homes, called on Wednesday for an emergency plan to ensure that the sector can recruit enough staff to maintain its services to the elderly during the summer period.

“We know that in these pre-summer periods, it is very complicated to recruit nursing staff.

We need and demand strong measures today,” said Florence Arnaiz-Maumé, general delegate of Synerpa, during an online press conference.

"The summer is going to be difficult," she anticipated.

Supporting students?

The union says it has had discussions with the General Directorate of Social Cohesion (DGCS) to prepare an “emergency plan”.

"This plan must be the same as the one we had during the Covid crisis," said Florence Arnaiz-Maumé.

In particular, it suggests allowing liberal external stakeholders to intervene within nursing homes to “help the staff in place”.

It also proposes to create a platform for nursing or caring students so that they can get in touch and join nursing homes during the summer.

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