Caregivers must be vaccinated from this Wednesday. Few are not, but this small number would be enough to disrupt the hospital in Brest, fears the CGT.
Compulsory vaccination goes into effect on Wednesday for caregivers. 2.7 million of them are affected. According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health, 95% of liberal health professionals and 89% of hospital and nursing home staff are vaccinated. But it stays “problem”, estimates Thomas Bourhis, secretary general of the CGT Santé at the CHRU of Brest. “Even a very small number of suspended caregivers would put the hospital in big trouble. It only takes one or two suspended staff per ward to cause big problems.”
“To date the management does not give any figures. There is a loss of confidence in the public authorities, the mistrust vis-à-vis vaccination comes from several factors. This rather violent obligation shocks them a lot. There are compulsory vaccines. but here the caregivers who do not want to be vaccinated believe that we do not have enough perspective on these vaccines and they remind us that they were made to work while they were positive for Covid or not protected. “
It will disorganize the hospital
“There has been pressure from management very badly experienced by staff. Agents are looking for ways out, requests for availability, justified work stoppages because there is a real discomfort or resignations. Some are ready. to go to the end. And if that happens, we will have to recruit quickly because it will disorganize the hospital. It’s the law, it has the force of law, but we asked the management not to apply punishments.”