Some 108 French personalities, associated with patient representatives, are calling for an emergency plan to "save the hospital" in an open letter to Emmanuel Macron published Wednesday by the Parisian.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Véronique Sanson, Vincent Lindon, Florence Foresti, Richard Bohringer and Thomas Piketty are among the 108 personalities who signed this letter, with around 40 patient representatives, in support of "white coats on the verge of a nervous breakdown", explains the daily.
"The situation on the ground has become truly untenable: the difficulties of access to care are increasing, the quality and safety of care is deteriorating and we are observing the exhaustion and the anxiety of the hospital staff," write the signatories. The personalities, who have been confronted with the hospital world, demand the opening of beds, the hiring of the "necessary staff", the revaluation of the wages of the personnel. "The public hospital needs reforms but also and especially means to ensure its missions in conditions acceptable to patients and caregivers," the letter concludes.