Monday's announcement by the 'Elysee stated that the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will be at Cherbourg hospital centre on Tuesday, May 31 with Brigitte Bourguignon (the new Minister of Health), for a trip "to access to unscheduled and urgent care". According to a press release, the Head of State will be meeting during this trip to discuss "access to care both in hospital emergency and in city medicine".
He will meet all the health players in the same area of the life (emergency doctors, nurses, general physicians, hospital and ARS managers) who have "implemented a system of working and coordination between city and hospital" to "guarantee immediate and unscheduled treatment".
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The press release recalls that the number of multi-professional healthcare centers has increased by twofold since 2017. It also mentions the unprecedented investments made by the Segur de la sante. This press release emphasizes that these professions are difficult and not appealing enough today due to "deep problems". The Elysee states that it is essential to "go further through structural, in-depth collective works, by identifying conditions for success in a recruitment plan and retention plan in every sector".
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne stated that health is one of three "emergencies", which the government must address, along with the climate and purchasing power. She spoke after visiting Matignon, a region she has been working with. .
Elisabeth Borne, faced with the problem of staff shortages in hospitals, assured that she had asked "ministers concerned" for "very rapid proposals to take effective steps for the summer." According to a list compiled by Samu-Urgences de France, 120 French emergency services have had to reduce their activities or are preparing to do so, due to a shortage of caregivers.