A 60-year-old woman died in emergency room at Rennes University Hospital on Monday 12th March, while waiting on a stretcher to be examined. The emergencies were saturated.
The emergencies of the CHU Pontchaillou Rennes were saturated on, Monday 12th March 2018. In this context, a woman of 60 years , installed on a stretcher waiting for a consultation, died from a bout of discomfort, around 4pm. She had been admitted an hour earlier.
The victim had contacted the 15th for abdominal pain. Supported by relief, she had been installed on a stretcher while waiting for a doctor to examine, while emergencies knew Monday a peak of activity, reports Ouest-France.
The daily indicates that 100 patients were present in emergencies, including 70 admitted the previous five hours. Some of the patients had a life-threatening prognosis and had to be treated immediately.
Alerted by firefighters
According to the newspaper, it was nearby firefighters who gave the alert. It was unfortunately too late to save the sixty-year-old.
To shed light on the circumstances of the death, an autopsy of the body of the victim should take place. Emergency managers received the family of the deceased.
A meeting of the Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee (CHSCT) is scheduled for Wednesday.
Several recent cases of emergency deaths
A case of death in the emergency which is unfortunately not unique. On 25 February, a resident of Inzinzac-Lochrist (Morbihan), died in the emergency room of the Scorff hospital in Lorient. His widow denounces “failures”.
More recently, on March 6, a 73-year-old woman died at the Reims emergency department, after more than two hours of waiting on a stretcher.