Gironde: in a letter, the locked patients of Cadillac HP are calling for help

Gironde: in a letter, the locked patients of Cadillac HP are calling for help


In Cadillac, the patients of Moreau’s unit want to regain their independence. (© Republican)

For Cadillac (Gironde), Monday, August 29, 18 patients from the Moreau unit, admitted to the UMD (critical care unit), cried from the heart through the letter. They point lack of caregivers, reduced visits and poor care management. Management explains.

It has been sent to the management of the psychiatric hospital, to the ARS, to the Ministry of Solidarity and to Republicans, this letter accuses the working conditions of the nursing staff within the unit, the lack of freedom and patient visits, and the management of care, condemned, reduced.

“We hope that this call for help will be heard”

The only weapon to be heard: writing.

“For months, even years, we have seen a reduction in our independence and poor management of care. Despite the fact that the caregivers of the unit are returning to their rest so that we can benefit from better care. »

Moreau category patientsCadillac UMD, in Gironde.

More, more, we can read: “We see guardians (CDD, temporary, reinforcement) from other units. […]. In the hope that this call for help will be heard. »

For his part, Philippe Marlats, the delegated director of the Cadillac hospital, was well aware of this text. In the process, he replied: “To be honest, we will consider this fact and this sense of restrictions on freedom”.

Before proceeding with that, in terms of caregivers, the workforce is stable with 22 nurses in this unit.

“These are the musical chairs”

“With vacations, departures, etc., schedules change, and there are musical chairs. But all the caregivers present in the Moreau unit are trained to provide substitutes,” he assures in the face of complaints from Moreau patients. “We have been denied the hope of leaving the walls because of the lack of staff”, they support, considering these exits as the only window they have to society.

Video: currently on Actu

In response to this request, the Ministry of Health and Prevention expressed support, in writing, for the situation, without giving more details about its commitment to patients. Despite the busy back-to-school season, management should look into these issues soon.

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