Already tried, the hospital is preparing for another winter under pressure

Pathologies such as influenza are added to Covid-19 and weaken a health care system exhausted by two years of a pandemic.

The situation is more and more complicated in hospitals as the holiday season approaches. While six regions have already launched the white plan in their hospitals (Île-de-France, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté since Wednesday, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur since Tuesday, and Corsica since last week), it will become “probably national in a few days », Announced the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, this Thursday on France 2. This device makes it possible in particular to deprogram operations, to open additional beds and to reassign personnel towards the critical care services whereas the country is facing a fifth epidemic wave of Covid-19, linked to the Delta variant. More than a thousand people are treated daily by hospitals and, among them, nearly 250 are admitted to an intensive care unit. These figures have been steadily increasing for almost a month and there are currently …

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