In France, the billions of euros from the “Ségur de la santé” have not worked miracles

The federal secretary of the FO Health union Didier Birig speaks during a gathering of hospital unions, in Paris on September 26, 2022. AFP

DECRYPTION – The good resolutions that had been taken have fizzled. And the hospital crisis, which existed before the pandemic, remains intact.

At the end of the health crisis, all French health actors were determined not to fall back into the trappings of the past. Exit the organization in silo, the lack of city-hospital coordination, the bureaucratic heaviness, the authorizations of the ARS (regional health authority) awaited for months while the Covid-19 showed that they could be obtained in two days… But the good resolutions fizzled out. And the hospital crisis, which existed before the pandemic, remains intact.

As if the billions poured into the hospital by the “Ségur de la santé”, since the summer of 2000, had changed nothing… Yet it is a historic and colossal investment, with no less than 12 billion euros per year for wage increases, but also 19 billion euros in long-term investments – including 6.5 billion to reduce the debt of hospitals, 9 billion to finance new investments, 2 billion for digital… Proof, s ‘it…

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