Emergency physicians at Saint-Brieuc hospital in Côtes-d’Armor have been on strike since Wednesday, August 19. They are calling for the reopening of closed beds at the height of the coronavirus epidemic.
It is a symbolic strike, because the emergency responders continue to work, but they are nonetheless determined. Since Wednesday, August 19 in the morning, the 26 emergency physicians of the Saint-Brieuc hospital, in the Côtes-d’Armor, have been on indefinite strike. “They denounce an overloaded emergency department and therefore unworthy conditions for them and especially for the patients. A problem which, according to them, has been exacerbated by the health crisis since beds had to be removed to maintain social distancing“Says journalist Kévin Guégnou live from the hospital.
Management is open to dialogue
“We are waiting for the opening of a 28-bed service as promised by the Minister of Health for all hospitals in difficulty“, Explains Doctor Christian Brice. The management explained that they agreed on the inventory and on the objectives of installing an additional unit. It is therefore open to dialogue. On the night of August 18 to 19, ten crisis beds were installed and solutions should be on the table by mid-September.