Already mobilized in the previous events, the staff of the hospital departments of psychiatry expect to be again heard, this Tuesday, June 16, at the new national day of action, organized at the call of a coalition of unions and collective hospital. Because each one, in hospitals, is expecting a massive arrival of patients in the weeks to come.
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“Since the end of the confinement, there is an increase in emergency admissions and, says dr. Antoine Pelissolo, head of the department of psychiatry at the hospital Henri-Mondor in Créteil, and a member of the Inter-Hospitals. Containment has been a factor of stress and anxiety important, some chronic patients have stopped taking their treatment and follow-up were not able to take place. “
But the capacity of the patients is not sufficient. “It is already three patients in rooms of two, we can’t go further. Sometimes they spend two, three days in the emergency room, alert Antoine Pelissolo. The teams can not watch over them, while looking for an available bed. “
According to Eurostat, France has lost a little over 7 psychiatric beds per 100 000 inhabitants between 2006 and 2017, from 91,44 beds 83,77. In comparison, over the same period in Germany, whose capacity was already higher in 2006, has opened nearly 20 additional beds.
Few expectations regarding ” I health “
Valérie (1), healthcare assistant at psychiatric hospital of Vinatier in Bron, near Lyon, has the feeling of being “wrung out, especially psychologically “. “I depend on a unit of long evolution, in which the support of the patients is longer and also heavier, she says. We are in demand too, but we’re still to colleagues and patients “, further stresses the health care aide is said “angry “ but can not go to show on Tuesday : “I’m requisitioned, it is stack-coat the minimum number that day. “
During the containment, the staff of the Vinatier has initiated a standoff with the management. Several units of the hospital were threatened with closure. “When we can accommodate them, our patients do not report anything, they cost us money because they stay with us long, then it returns to the field structure, and finally, if they exist “, critical Valérie.
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The ” Ségur health “, which must lead to a plan for the hospitals this summer, will bring to the caregivers means that they are waiting for ? “My colleagues who participate in it, tell me that these are discussions and not projections in the concrete, and regrets dr Antoine Pelissolo. The announcements that have been made previously have been followed by disappointments, it does not bode well. “
An average of two months of hospitalization for psychiatric patients
In 2015, 417, 000 patients have been supported in psychiatry in France and remained hospitalized for two months on average, according to the Directorate-general of the offer of care (DGOS). “The question of new structures to home, to make more ambulatory care and less hospitalization, long is on the table, accurate Antoine Pelissolo. We are not opposed to this thinking, but there is an urgency to invest in the places that already exist. We ask a 5% increase in the budget of the psychiatry. “
The feeling of being considered will also drop by a salary adjustment for these caregivers. “It’s been years that I survive. The months where I don’t work on Sunday, I win 1 700 € net per month, while I have 25 years of career “, confides Valerie.
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Like other health care providers in psychiatry also undermine the pricing in the act and the weight of administrative tasks. “ Perhaps even more than in other hospital services, psychiatry requires a lot of availability of personal, ensures Françoise Chalons, social worker in psychiatry at retired and militant CGT. When a problem occurs with a patient, the emergency is not of the record administratively, but to take the time to reassure him and sit a few minutes with him. “
The caregivers in the street
– A national day of action is organized on Tuesday, 16 June the call of a coalition of unions (CGT, FO, SUD, Unsa,…) and multi-hospital (Inter-Hospital and Inter-Emergencies), to claim more resources for the hospital.
– Several dozens of rallies are planned across France, primarily to health institutions or the prefectures.
– In Paris, the event must be held in the early after-noon, in front of the ministry of health, according to the CGT. It could be followed by a procession in the direction of the Invalides, if the prefecture of police gives his consent to the event.