The Greater East regional health agency (ARS) has activated the white plan in Moselle to address a tense situation in the department’s hospitals, particularly in the emergency services, it announced in a statement on Saturday.
Activating a white plan allows establishment directors to reorganize, for example, descheduling operations considered non-urgent or reorganizing staff schedules.
The population, in particular residents of Metz and Thionville, are recommended to call 15 before going to the emergency room.
“In a context of strong pressure that has been observed on health establishments for several weeks, with increasing difficulties in the emergency services of the Moselle establishments, the ARS Grand Est has activated the territorial white plan and asks public establishments and of the department to activate the ‘white plan’ internal mobilization plan,” writes ARS.
“The hospital situation is currently tense, in particular due to the lack of medical and nursing staff, which has led to the closure of beds and the adaptation of the operation of a certain number of hospital services in the department, including emergency services” , explains the agency.
Health professionals called to “mobilize”
“The ARS Grand Est calls for the mobilization of all health professionals, including those in the city, to reinforce hospital teams that are in high demand,” requests the regional health agency.
“The ARS wishes to point out that the activation of the white plan should not imply the renunciation of medical care and, in particular, invites people suffering from a chronic illness that requires regular care to consult if necessary,” he underlines.
If necessary, establishments located in the neighboring departments of Meurthe-et-Moselle, Bas-Rhin and Meuse can be contacted.
Source: BFM TV