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“Vlooking for the bats! » This is what an intern heard as he ran to one of his colleagues lying outside on the ground “under a pool of blood” in entrance of the emergency room door, Saturday in the course of the day. Guy, a stretcher bearer, then acquired a really violent blow to the again of the neck, delivered from behind by a person who instantly fled, “leaving him for dead” on the asphalt in response to Sylvain Batard, CFDT union delegate on the Challans hospital. Why him ? It is a whole thriller, since this father, skilled and unanimously appreciated, had no hyperlink with the intervention in progress. “He was just passing through there,” explains Sylvain Batard.

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That method, that’s to say in entrance of the emergency entrance the place two males had simply been admitted, victims, it appears, of electrocution. They have been dropped off there a couple of minutes earlier by round ten individuals divided into “five or six vans and a crane truck”, in response to the depend of one other caregiver. Their case being thought of worrying, they’re given precedence. “Their treatment was carried out without delay,” assures Alain Mezouari, president of the medical fee of the institution, explaining that the sufferers due to this fact didn’t have to attend, which might generally trigger irritation. Hence the overall incomprehension round this “gratuitous and cowardly” act that the video surveillance photos shouldn’t essentially make clear, however no less than enable the perpetrator to be recognized, who was nonetheless actively sought this late Sunday. afternoon, whereas an investigation was opened by the Sables d'Olonne public prosecutor's workplace.

The stretcher bearer hospitalized in intensive care

Feeling the scenario degenerate exterior, the 2 injured individuals have been exfiltrated by their family members and brought to the Nantes University Hospital for one and to the CHD of La Roche-sur-Yon for the second. Seeing them depart in a rush, Challans employees instantly notified their counterparts on the two hospitals to alert them. At this stage, plainly their respective arrivals this time passed off with none specific issues…

For his half, though we have no idea the extent of his accidents, Guy, admitted to intensive care, was capable of be heard by the police this Sunday morning. “His condition is stabilized,” confirms Francis Saint-Hubert, director of the Vendée institution. I used to be capable of discuss to him, he didn't perceive why he took this blow, it fell on him. » A psychological unit was opened with the opposite caregivers current at the moment, round forty, all specialties mixed. “There is astonishment within the teams,” continues Mr. Saint-Hubert. We took the time to debate, everybody reacted with professionalism and composure, there may be anger however there isn’t a disengagement.” Contrary to what was stated just a little earlier, the emergencies did in actual fact proceed to function.

The mayor of Challans requires “zero tolerance”

“This is a serious time, our hospital community is shocked, it is a feeling of injustice and it has become commonplace. Never again ! Our vocation is to treat,” stated Alain Mezouari, from the medical fee of the institution who can be a psychiatrist and head of division.

In this metropolis of 23,000 inhabitants, it’s amazement however not an actual shock in response to the mayor, Rémi Pascreau, who stated he was “tired and scandalized by everything that we may see in our territories rural. This despicable act revolts me, and I say it, it is zero tolerance. » On X, the Minister for Health gave his full “support” to the stretcher bearer. “A hospital is a sanctuary, no violence towards healthcare staff can be tolerated”, reacted Frédéric Valletoux on this Sunday April 7… World Health Day.