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Tents in front of French hospital due to high numbers of patients

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Tents in front of French hospital due to high numbers of patients

Paris Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The French union Fuerza Obrera (FO) today began an indefinite strike at the Perpignan Hospital, in the south of this country, after the installation of three tents to attend to patients arriving at the emergency service.

According to the trade union organization, “a point of no return” has been reached.

The emergency rooms are “completely jammed and we cannot send patients to the services to which they should go,” explained the FO staff delegate, Francois Sanchez.

Yesterday, the center’s management asked the firefighters to temporarily set up three emergency tents, which will allow sorting people arriving at the ER “so that they don’t stay in the corridors.”

Although these tents will only be there for two days, for the union leader “in 72 hours nothing will be solved and the problem will arise again because we no longer have the means to house patients with dignity”.

Sanchez assured that the hospital lacks “at least 30 or 40 beds to be able to function properly”, but he also pointed out that it is necessary to increase the number of staff, especially doctors and nurses, to be able to meet the current demand.

Last Thursday, a similar situation was experienced at the University Hospital of Bordeaux, where a tent had to be set up outside to deal with the excess of people arriving at the emergency room.


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