The Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique (CHUM) launches again

The Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique (CHUM) launches again

CHUM management launched the plan for its facilities this afternoon (June 9, 2022), particularly due to the significant arrival of Covid-19 patients at the hospital.

The CHUM management shared its decision in a brief note to staff.

In view of the influx of patients to the emergency department, the recovery of the Covid epidemic and the difficulties in its operation, the white plan and related provisions are being reactivated as of today, Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Jérôme Le Brière, director of the CHUM

Already in the morning, the CHUM management was appealing to the public … because of the outbreak of Covid cases observed in recent times.

White plan = emergency plan

The white paper contains measures taken by organizations to deal with an exceptional health situation or increased hospital activity. It had been triggered several times since the start of the epidemic in Martinique (in 2020).

It is intended to deal with:

* an event with serious health consequences beyond the immediate response capabilities,

* an exceptional situation by maintaining continuity of care and preserving the safety of patients and staff.

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