Because of the lack of nursing workers, this unit with 12 extra beds will be unable to assist different departments to deal with the inflow of sufferers throughout the winter.
Dealing with difficulties in recruiting nurses, the Hospital of Roubaix (North) is not going to open its winter unit on 1 January. This blow, symptomatic of the troublesome working circumstances and the shortage of attractiveness of the hospital public service, is without doubt one of the primary causes for the strike of health workers.
continual scarcity of workers
The unit represents 12 extra beds for “reply to extra hospitalizations in emergency rooms throughout the winter”, explains to AFP Maxime Morin, director of the institution which employs 2,900 brokers (full time equal). “It’s important. If we don’t try this, we’ll have a tendency the state of affairs in providers”.
However to make it work 7 days / 7 and 24 hours / 24, the hospital wants, amongst others, six nurses, positions cannot be crammed, even by delaying the opening of the unit lasting a number of weeks: in 2018, it might begin working in early December.
“What prevents us to have all our positions crammed is absenteeism: it forces us to switch First there or there are holes So, individuals we rent can be found. vacancies or winter unit “Mentioned Mr. Morin.
A every day “exhausting”
In reality, in Roubaix, lacking each day greater than 10% of complete non-medical personnel (PNM: nurses, caregivers …), a mean of 37.9 days of absence per worker in 2018, based on HospiDiag figures.
A state of affairs associated to skilled every day “exhausting”, estimates an emergency service nurse, who needs to stay nameless. “There are days when we’ve got no time to go to the bathroom, some dare not even drink a glass of water. It's a variety of care within the chain, the manufacturing unit … “
Older and extra fragile groups
It particulars “Scheduling issues”. “In the identical week, it asks us to do mornings, afternoons, nights. The physique is on a regular basis of adjustment, we by no means recovered. We cannot change each different day like this, one is finish”.
“We even have professionals who age at work”, Factors the director of the establishment. “The retirement age has elevated considerably in our amenities over the past decade and there may be extra work stoppages, extra diseases and extra severe sickness in these between 55 and 65”.
On the one hand, due to this fact, a robust absenteeism, and on the opposite, difficulties in recruiting. The Roubaix hospital but have in its partitions of a Coaching Institute in Nursing (IFSI), 80 college students have graduated in July and 40 in December, however barely extra to draw them.
“The wages play loads”
Among the many elements weighing within the selection of younger graduates, “the wage performs loads, that's what attracts them to overseas nations”, like Switzerland or Belgium, and in the direction of the liberal sector, explains Alain Messien, director of the IFSI.
Along with compensation, there are different parts, based on him: “working circumstances and unstable schedules”. Within the face of absenteeism, the general public hospital typically reminds its workers of their relaxation hours, when the non-public sector, “makes use of non permanent workers”, costlier, to protect the schedules of the holders.
Lately graduated from IFSI, Tiphaine, 23, selected to not observe in Roubaix. “Given my internship experiences, I by no means requested myself the query”, She says.
She most well-liked to affix a psychiatric institution, the place working circumstances are “Finest”, even when “It's much less nicely paid.” “It tells you the way a lot common care doesn’t attraction in any respect.”
Over 100,000 unpaid extra time hours
The individuals on the job are sticking their tongues. In response to the most recent social report, the inventory of extra time uncollected and unpaid amounted to 112,287 finish 2018. Staff complained of a “speculative bubble”, regardless of the efforts of administration which ought to assist to cut back this determine by 9% in 2019.
“Individuals really feel like they’re working totally free”, estimates a nurse anesthetist. “The system takes as a result of there are numerous 'previous' who got here to the hospital with the thought of dedication, however the brand new era doesn’t need any of it. And with retirements, we're going to have large issues “.
A removed from distinctive state of affairs
The issues that Roubaix faces concern all hospitals. at Le Mans, the hospital’s pediatric resuscitation unit was pressured to take away beds. Youngsters over three months who ought to have occupied them might be transferred to Angers, Excursions or Nantes.
Worse nonetheless, our colleagues from West France report that the emergency rooms at Saint-Calais hospital are closed between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. from December 30 to January 1. Lack of workers and recruitment difficulties have an effect on all French hospitals.