HEALTH: Senator questions minister about hospital


In a public session Wednesday afternoon, the Senator for Saint-Martin questioned the Minister of Health about the situation at the Louis-Constant Fleming hospital center, referring to the recent suicide attempt by a nurse anesthetist and the provisional administration by the regional health agency (ARS) of the establishment.

Guillaume Arnell asked the Minister to "reassure the population" and what she intended to do "so that the quality of care and patient safety are guaranteed".

Agnès Buzyn confirmed "the extremely degraded situation of the establishment in terms of cash flow, collection but also recurring internal conflicts" before proposing as a solution among others, "the drafting of a medical project that does not exist. not in Saint-Martin ”.

The Minister of Health confirmed that the ministry and the ARS will continue "to support the implementation of all the recommendations of the provisional administration" and assured her "vigilance" for this establishment. And to admit: “it is essential that the Saint-Martinois regain the confidence they need. "

ARS Director General Valérie Denux will hold  today in Saint-Martin a press conference on this subject. (

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