Since Wednesday January 12, the midwives of the Rive Gauche clinic have been on strike for salary increases. Parturients are accommodated in other establishments. The dialogue between midwives and their management has not been resumed since Thursday. The is renewed at least until movement Wednesday.
Another day without childbirth at the Rive Gauche clinic in Toulouse. This Monday, January 17, the midwives of the establishment completed their sixth day of strike to demand an increase in their remuneration and thus get closer to the salary grid of their colleagues in the public sector. After a brief meeting with their management last Thursday, no further exchanges took place at the end of the weekend. The Left Bank midwives even renewed their movement until Wednesday morning. “We are waiting for news from the management, we are ready to discuss but as long as the door remains closed we are holding on. We have nothing to lose and we know that our patients are cared for elsewhere by hyper efficient colleagues”, declare one of the strikers.
Medical on-call and transfers
In the meantime, parturients from the clinic are directed to other establishments, in conjunction with the Samu 31 which is responsible for regulation. It is always recommended that parturients on the Left Bank contact 15 in the event of an emergency. On Friday, in conjunction with the Regional Health Agency (ARS Occitanie), a system was put in place to maintain continuity of care while taking into account the additional workload for other maternity wards strongly affected by a lack of staff. , in particular due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Thus, medical on-call is provided by gynecologists from the Rive Gauche clinic to be able to support those from the Paule-de-Viguier maternity hospital (Toulouse University Hospital). Every day, a crisis unit liaises between the various maternity wards in the sector to find out which places are available.
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“This organization between the medical teams of the CHU, Rive Gauche and the Samu worked well this weekend when the activity of the maternities was strong. This Monday morning, 15 parturients from Rive Gauche were present at the CHU where they gave birth. Four mothers, who gave birth on Friday at the CHU, were altered at the Rive Gauche maternity ward over the weekend for their suites of sofas in order to accommodate other parturients at the hospital. “, underlines Thierry Cardouat, director departmental Haute-Garonne of ARS Occitanie. “Everything went well this weekend at the hospital thanks to the remarkable work of our midwives and childcare auxiliaries who did not hesitate to come again as reinforcements “, completes Dr. Paul Guerby, obstetrician-gynecologist, responsible for the Paule-de-Viguier maternity hospital at the Toulouse University Hospital.