Montauban : a nurse assaulted by a doctor complaint

Health 8 August, 2017


Published the 08.08.2017 at 17h19


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A Montauban, a nurse decided to lodge a complaint against an emergency room physician of the clinic of the Bridge Thatch of Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne). The man would have assaulted physically and verbally in full service. According to the journal of Humanity, the facts occurred in the night from Wednesday to Thursday, after the admission of a patient to the emergency room. It was suffering from psychiatric disorders and complained of diffuse pains.

The patient also had an addiction to cocaine, what the nurse commented to the doctor, considering that the emergency service was not adapted to this type of support that requires specific care. The man would have called the city hospital, who allegedly refused to accommodate the patient. The nurse would then have alerted the administrator of the custody of the clinic, which seems to have angered the doctor. The tone would be mounted.

Five-day work stoppage

According to the version reported by the victim and the unions, to the emergency doctor then grabbed the nurse, shaking violently by the neck and the gates, while the threat of his fist. The health professional has continued his / her custody for five hours, before making note of his injuries. Shocked, she suffered a sprain to the neck and bruises in the back, and was prescribed a five-day work stoppage.

Humanity reminds us of the complex context that characterizes this private institution, the property of Elsan, the first French group of private hospitalisation. For several years, trade unions warn about the degradation of conditions of work and general exhaustion, which has won the teams. Strike movements were initiated in 2010 and 2015. The female staff complained about, among other things, contempt for this daily.

To date, no sanction has been taken by the management against the doctor, who practises as a liberal in the clinic. The nurse has not been the object of protective measures. The er physician has returned to work Saturday.