In the aftermath of the tragedy in Strapi-Brakegnies, in addition to the six who died, ten were seriously injured and 27 were slightly injured. They were treated in several hospitals in the area. In La Louvier, it was necessary to call in additional doctors to care for the victims.
After the panic, Shanti is slowly returning to the emergency room of Joliemont Hospital. Sebastian, a nurse, is barely recovering from his morning. ,We did for the better, but living with it emotionally is not easy. Among the injured are people we knew. It is difficult, but we have to move on. Together with colleagues, we did everything to make it as good as possible.,
It is 7 am today when the first injured have been admitted to this hospital. Some have suffered serious injuries. You have to move quickly to intervene. ,The first injured people to get here were in pretty serious condition as they fell down from the vehicle and all had injuries, so lots of broken bones, open wounds, major car related trauma,
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To cope, the hospital’s emergency plan has been launched. Area hospitals are distributing the injured. Emergency physicians and surgeons are called in for reinforcements. ,We still have three patients in intensive care with serious injuriesCHR assures Joliemont Executive Director Christophe Delvoye. In terms of emergency outpatient activity, there are almost no further arrivals associated with this morning’s tragedy.,
On site, psychological support is also provided to witnesses, victims, but also harassed caregivers. ,Today’s mission aims to come up with a little warm-up, to see how people are doing, how they experienced events and the signs they need to pay attention to for the future, so that they are no longer affected. Here, we are in the adrenaline of the moment, but the aftermath is also all about how the end of the day will be experienced.“, Psychological and psychological support for workers in Hainaut, explains François Brouillard.
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