Narbonne: they say all the discomfort and distress of the medico-social agents

While the CGT Health and social action organized a barbecue of anger this Tuesday noon quai Vallière, the demonstrators testify to their professional daily life.

A barbecue of anger for many claims on the grill.
Independent – PHILIPPE LEBLANC

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They are at their wit’s end and cry out their anger. Wages to be upgraded, staff to be recruited, beds to be opened … medical social professionals believe that “this government is not responding to our legitimate demands”. This Tuesday, they demonstrated in front of the Narbonne office of deputy Alain Péréa. They also bear witness to their increasingly degraded working conditions, and the consequences for users.

  Myriam Espart, nurse in the Covid department of the hospital and spokesperson for the CGT.

Myriam Espart, nurse in the Covid department of the hospital and spokesperson for the CGT.
Independent – PHILIPPE LEBLANC

“We’re tired of watching people die … the agents are at their wit’s end

The elimination of beds and the decrease in resources at the hospital, Myriam Espart, can speak about it. CGT delegate, she is a nurse in the Covid service. “It’s hard on the psychological level because the patients are very affected and the families are distressed. Except at the end of life because it is too hard morally, they are not entitled to visits, so we reassure them by We have reinforced the staff, but it is above all the intensity of work that it requires. Patients can decompress in 15 or 20 minutes and we have to be very present. The agents themselves fall ill with Covid and the staff Coming back to rest or working overtime. It’s exhausting! We’re tired of watching people die … the officers are exhausted and there is real psychological distress “.

“The residents are locked up all day, some haven’t been out for a month!”

As for Marie-Claire, 46, professional in a specialized reception center, she no longer understands the meaning of her job: “I work with patients who are autistic or who have epileptic seizures. From 4.5 nursing positions, we went to 3 and we no longer have a physiotherapist. I happened to work from 9am at 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday and we were only two staff for 9 residents, without a nurse. The residents are locked up all day, some have not been out for a month! We no longer have a bathroom. ‘activity since the executives have set up their offices there. In terms of hygiene, there is no longer a cleaning lady, we went without a dishwasher for a month, we do not have enough sheets and urinary protection … “. Very recovered, Marie-Claire also denounces “authoritarian management” and it is tearfully that she evokes the fate of certain residents: “Like this 19-year-old young man with a baby’s body. His room is not heated enough but the management felt that buying him a sleeping bag was too expensive … a colleague made him one”.

For the CGT, François Lacort (Afdaim) and Myriam Espart (hospital), spoke.

For the CGT, François Lacort (Afdaim) and Myriam Espart (hospital), spoke.
Independent – PHILIPPE LEBLANC

“We live for the Reception Center, but without consideration, without valuation”

Jessica, 20 years of Specialized Reception Center, and her colleague, assure him: “It’s not the same job as when we started”. They point to the lack of consideration, both for themselves and for the residents they care for. “We make the toilets and then we bring the residents to practice compulsory activities, without knowing if they want to or if these activities are adapted to them. We are more in the occupation, in the showcase and the appearance than in the human. Since the implementation of a software that calculates the hours, we always owe more to the management. We are exhausted. Our backs and our arms are screwed … we chose this job because we love the people we love. we take charge, but we are worn out. When we are not well, we are made to feel guilty. Yet we are human beings and we work in the human. We live for the Reception House, but without consideration, without valuation . And therefore there is none for the residents either. ”

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