In need of caregivers, Mulhouse Hospital launches White Plan

The Mulhouse area hospital group announced Tuesday that it has started a whitening scheme in its health facilities due to a shortage of caregivers. Around 170 illiterate employees have been suspended.

The Hospital Group for the Mulhouse and South-Alsace Region (GHRMSA), which includes ten establishments in the Haut-Rhin, announced on Tuesday that it has increased the number of caregivers, especially in this establishment, or about 170 White The plan was triggered. Employees who did not vaccinate have been suspended.

The hospital group explained in a press release that it was facing a dire situation marked by “continuous management of the health crisis, the need for additional human resources, a reduction in the number of beds associated with critical absenteeism”.

169 unvaccinated caregivers suspended

Already affected by a “recurring” shortage of staff, the group said it has suspended 169 of the nearly 6,000 employees who have not been vaccinated, including many caregivers. A total of 41 patients sick with COVID-19 are hospitalized in GHRMSA establishments, out of which 15 are in intensive care.

The White Plan allows for deprogramming of non-urgent operations and requesting reinforcement of employees.

“The purpose of the triggering of this extraordinary device is to ensure the best possible continuity of care,” the hospital said.

Haut-Rhin is the only department in Grand Est where the incidence rate reaches 100 cases per 100,000 residents, according to statistics from the regional health agency. This rate rises to 143.1 for the group community of Mulhouse.

little vaccination department

Furthermore, in this department, no matter how severe the first wave of COVID-19 was in March 2020, only 66% of the population has been fully vaccinated, which is far less than the neighboring departments.

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In the spring of 2020, the Alsatian department, and Haut-Rhin in particular, were quickly and very hard hit by the first wave of the new coronavirus pandemic, which led to the saturation of the hospitals in Mulhouse, Colmar and Strasbourg.

Faced with the urgency of the situation, a military field hospital had to be deployed to support the parking of the Emil-Müller hospital in Mulhouse, a first in metropolitan France in peacetime.

AFP. with Jean Boulant bfmtv reporter

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