While the caregivers beat the pavement on Thursday to ask for the implementation of an emergency plan to save the public hospital, many have left the public for the private sector. More profitable, more teams and comfort of life found, the benefits are many and reflect the depth of the injury of the hospital.


30% more, it is on average the salary gain of a carer when it passes from the public to the private one. It is also one of the realities of the hospital crisis. Eight months after the beginning of the strike movement in the emergency room, the grumbling has contaminated all the floors of the hospitals and swarmed in the services. It is a day "dead hospital" which is promised this Thursday, with all the trades on the street.

A more profitable private

A crisis that does not date yesterday, as explained Wednesday evening at the microphone of Europe 1 the head of the pediatric department of the Necker Hospital, Rémi Salomon. According to him, she started about 10 years ago. It is therefore the arrival at the "breaking point" that manifests this Thursday with this national call. And the effects are there: for two years, nurses, caregivers, physiotherapists or radio manipulators are fleeing en masse to a more profitable and better organized private sector.

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Julie Pelletier remembers very well the moment when she cracked: "I arrived one morning in the hospital and I cried", she tells the microphone of Europe 1. "I called my spouse and I told him, 'I think I have to stop', he nodded. Today a doctor in private, she feels better. "I have a much slower work pace, I have time to talk with my patients, there are many secretaries and nurses, people are better at their skin to work," she says. .

To leave to save oneself

And according to her, this organization is beneficial for patients who "are very well cared for". But she admits it, "when there is an atypical infection, I call the colleagues of the hospital, and I address them the patient". While some obviously go for a better salary, this is not the case for Julie.

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And others are in the same case, because sometimes it is to save their skin that some leave slip a doctor. He remembers perfectly well a passionate nurse, who finished, death in the soul, in a laboratory of medical analyzes. In Île-de-France, there are hundreds of health posts that are no longer filled, while the budget is there.