During his fourth trip since his appointment on Tuesday to Matignon, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, promised “32 billion additional euros” for the health system “in the next five years”, Saturday January 13, in front of the cameras .

“Among all the problems to be resolved, the hospital, obviously, is at the top of the pile,” declared the head of government, who visited the Dijon university hospital center, accompanied by the new Minister of Labor, Health and solidarity, Catherine Vautrin, appointed Thursday.

Mr. Attal promised that the government would “continue to invest massively in the hospital, and more broadly in our health system”, seeing the public hospital and caregivers as a “national treasure”.

“I tell you, the next budget that my government will have to present will be a historic budget for the public hospital,” he again assured.

“Several years for it to be felt”

“We are making up for decades of underinvestment, and obviously it takes several years for this to be felt by the caregiver, the doctor who is here, in the hospital,” said the Prime Minister. The latter also affirmed that he wanted to “continue to transform the financing of [the] [French public] hospital” so that it was “financed in a more intelligent way”. He also mentioned “the issue of coordination with city [medicine], obviously, to also reduce the pressure weighing on the hospital.”

Catherine Vautrin declared for her part that she “wanted to pay tribute to those who are mobilized to ensure this reception of emergencies at all ages of life”. “What is interesting is a multi-departmental and multi-regional welcome. It is important to highlight these elements of complementarity between urbanity and rurality,” she added.