Olivier Véran mentions 1,300 resignations among nursing students

The Minister of Health again challenged the figure of 20% of closed beds in hospitals.

A hospital surge that he still does not explain. Olivier Véran, traveling this Thursday in Loir-et-Cher, was again questioned about the situation in French hospitals.

In an opinion delivered at the beginning of October, the Scientific Council was concerned about the lack of medical staff, which resulted in the closure of nearly 20% of beds. “We are far from the 20% mentioned,” said Olivier Véran, while acknowledging that the closure of beds was “always too” important.

“There are not thousands of students leaving training but still too many students leaving their training. In the nursing profession, there are 1300 resignations recorded” between 2018 and 2021, said Olivier Véran, in trip to Blois in the Loir-et-Cher. “There is fatigue, we can hear this fatigue, there are caregivers who had to postpone leave […] have reached the end of what they were able to give “.

“It is not a French exception”

The tenant of Ségur also mentioned the first internship at the hospital for some nursing students, which took place in the midst of a health crisis with “a hospital that does not correspond to the daily hospital”.

“This is not a French exception”, nevertheless assured Olivier Véran, affirming that the health authorities were looking for all the solutions “so that the continuity of care and that the safety of care is ensured throughout the territory.”

Hugues Garnier BFMTV reporter