Resignation of the mayor of Cholet, Gilles Bourdouleix, from the supervisory board of the public hospital.
Posted on 7.6.2022 by Emmanuelle Bourdy
On May 26, Gilles Bourdouleixthe mayor of Cholet (Maine-et-Loire), announced its resignation of the Supervisory Board of the city’s hospital centre. He denounces the “mistreatment” of patients, due to a lack of means.
It is in a press release published on Twitter Thursday, May 26, that Gilles Bourdouleix announced to give his “immediate resignation of member of the supervisory board of the Cholet hospital center and therefore of the presidency of this body”.
He does not want to anymore “ being complicit in the mistreatment of patients”
The elected official indicated that he no longer wanted “continue to be complicit in the mistreatment of which Cholet patients are victims due to the lack of resources provided by the State and its technocratic and ineffective relay, the Regional Health Agency”. “Who can tolerate patients being abandoned in a corridor without care, because there are no rooms or staff? » he asked.
Like many French hospitals, that of Cholet is also affected by the crisis. “The French medical model is a long way off”, lamented the city councilor, who made his decision a few days after the signing of an agreement intended to improve working conditions, via the Ségur de la santé. The management of the hospital has indeed planned an extension of 1.6 million euros. This sum will make it possible to increase certain salaries, to distribute bonuses and above all to create additional positions, relates West France.
“What are the relations between the power in place and the leaders of certain private groups? »
The mayor of Cholet also apologized to his fellow citizens. “I may not have listened to them enough”he regretted on May 31 on South Radio. Fearing the dismantling of the public hospital in favor of privatization, he also wondered about “the relations between the power in place and the leaders of certain private groups”.
A commission of inquiry was held in the Senate last January. She was about the “situation of the public hospital and the health system in France”, and in particular the resignation of nursing staff as well as the closing of beds. The results, which were presented on March 31 by rapporteur Catherine Deroche, indicated that hospital malaise originated in “old springs, accentuated by two years of health crisis”she concluded.