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“It’s getting worse and worse”: in Strasbourg, the emergency spread to the hospital parking lot

The bell rings. One of two paramedics with a mask on her face approaches the bed of a lying old man to check his condition. Eight patients like him can be accommodated in the temporary mobile unit installed since the Christmas holidays in the emergency car park of the University Hospitals of Strasbourg (HUS).

The idea is that this large, all-white prefabricated building will allow ambulances and fire trucks to leave empty faster and avoid waiting for long hours, even if the building is overloaded. It symbolizes the emergency crisis and, more broadly, the hospital crisis, which increases from year to year and can lead to tragedies. “Some patients are undoubtedly missing out,” says Sebastian Harscoat, an emergency department doctor in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin).

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Source: Le Parisien

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