“We deplore a brutal and disproportionate measure which leaves the teams in place and the families in amazement”, reacted in a press release the group, promising to challenge in court this decision, taken “without holding any contradictory exchange. “.

On Wednesday, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté announced the “emergency” suspension for six months of the Ehpad Résidence Flore de Saint-Agnan, located in the north-west of France. Yonne.

This is the second Bridge establishment to be suspended in three months, after that of a Norman nursing home in early March. This measure was suspended by the administrative justice at the end of March.

In the Yonne nursing home, an inspection carried out on May 11 and 12 by the ARS revealed “a large number of malfunctions”, including in particular “the lack of continuity of medical and paramedical care (which) seriously endanger the health and safety” of the 39 residents, “for a normal capacity of 33 and 4 temporary reception places”.

The agency also blames personnel problems: “the absence of a coordinating doctor”, “the long sick leave of one of the treating doctors, without a procedure provided for the renewal of prescriptions” and the absence of any “nursing staff the day of the inspection”.

“Out of a theoretical staff of 10 nursing assistants, the structure only has five, of which only three have a certified diploma. This demonstrates a lack of interest on the part of the managing body for the health monitoring of residents”, estimates the ARS in its decision.

The agency therefore appointed three temporary administrators on May 18.

In its press release, the Bridge group pleads the “significant recruitment difficulties, in particular for doctors and nurses” and promises to “carry out (this Thursday) an audit on the management of this establishment, carried out by an independent firm, in order to shed light on the very serious facts reported”.

At the beginning of March, the government announced a “vast control plan” for the 7,500 nursing homes over two years to prevent abuse, in the wake of the scandal created by the publication of the investigative book “Les Fossoyeurs”.