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In this hospital, the thermometer reads 14°C

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In this hospital, the thermometer reads 14°C

Winter is coming. In the hospital of Meaux, in Seine-et-Marne, the formula has never been so relevant as in recent days. While Île-de-France has recorded temperatures close to zero in the morning in recent days, the establishment has been unable to warm patients and caregivers, reports BFM-TV Friday, December 9, 2022. In question? Heating failures that multiply and an entire part of the building that struggles to heat up because of its dilapidation.

Concretely, the thermometer displays 14°C inside the hospital. It’s hell for the patients. “In the patient rooms, it’s a horror. My mom is 82 years old, she can’t move, so imagine the coldness she can feel”, explains a woman to BFM TV.

The working conditions of nursing staff are also affected. An employee explains to BFM Paris-Île-de-France that she finds herself “forced to work with gloves, her down jacket and a fleece blanket on her legs”. The regional channel also reports the testimony of another caregiver: “In building A, there is no heating. We are contracted all day, so suddenly we have pain everywhere. We have neck pain, we have headache, we have migraines.”


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These recurring heating problems are not about to be resolved. The deputy director of the hospital establishment, Anne-Laure Dardenne, thus indicates that the Meaux hospital “is a building which will be decommissioned at the end of 2024. We are in the process of rebuilding a new one on the right-of-way of the GHEF site. [Grand hôpital de l’est francilien] of Meaux”.

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