The project for a new hospital in Montauban was presented to the Alphonse-Jourdain think tank

Alphonse-Jourdain Sebastien Massip, director of the Montauban Hospital Center and Dr Jérôme Roustan, president of the facility’s medical commission, were guests of the Alphonse-Jourdain Association on Thursday, March 14. They managed to demonstrate the merits of the project of a new public health facility in the resort, where the population, younger but at the same time more insecure than the regional average, does not currently have sufficient health care.

We are heading to 2031. No, this is not an election date, but the opening date of the new Montauban hospital planned for today. A strategic project for the attractiveness of Tarn-et-Garonne and the well-being of its inhabitants, which the director of the hospital center Sébastien Massip and Dr. Jérôme Roustan, President of the Constituent Medical Commission (CME). March 14 at Espace Herakles.

Both were guests of the Alphonse-Jourdain Association, a think tank created in 1993 that aims to be a source of proposals for the future of the Greater Montauban area. Health demography and the organization of health care provision were at the heart of the evening’s discussions, which perfectly fulfilled the expectations of President Gérard Marre.

It is certainly not common for a health administration official and a hospital doctor to come to meet representatives of civil society to present a project of this magnitude… but the challenge for Tarn-et-Garonne was that the construction of a new hospital requires it to bring together all the stakeholders around it.

If it was still necessary, the clear presentation of Dr. Roustana demonstrated the advantages of this project. The new hospital, which will be built on the Bardonis site, starting in the last quarter of 2027 and with a construction period of 2 years according to the projected schedule, will serve a region that is currently understaffed with medical personnel and hospital beds. “Tarn-et-Garonne is one of the départements where the demographics are the most dynamic in Occitania and even in France. We will continue to gain residents. The population of the département is younger than the regional average, with 91 elderly people living there for every 100 young people, but we know that the proportion of people over 65 will increase. It will rise from 22% to 32% in 2050.”

12% of the population does not have a general practitioner. Meanwhile, in Tarn-et-Garonne, people consult their doctor only 3.39 times a year, compared to an average of 4 times in the rest of France.

The president of CME also emphasizes the greater precarity than in other neighboring departments with well-identified factors of excess mortality: cardiovascular diseases and traffic accidents. All residents of Tarn-et-Garonne are not equal in terms of life expectancy: Dr Roustan points out that the health situation is worst in Lomagne… causing murmurs in the assembly.

Another cause for concern: medical demographics. “42% of general practitioners are over 60 years old. 12% of residents do not have a general practitioner. In this way, in Tarn-et-Garonne we only consult a doctor 3.39 times a year, compared to an average of 4 times in the rest of France.” Dr. Roustan also mentions Tarn-et-Garonne’s insufficient supply of hospital beds. “If we want to attract new doctors, it is necessary to increase the attractiveness of the department,” he says.

The new hospital should undoubtedly contribute to this. “Why public health facilities? To compensate for the insufficient supply of territorial health care,” explains the hospital doctor, who looks beyond Tarn-et-Garonne to support his reasoning, giving the example of Cahors, where the health services of pulmonology or oncology have serious difficulties. to the lack of doctors.

What seems essential to us is to have a new hospital with doctors, because nothing would be worse than having a beautiful empty shell.

Of those who work in Montauban, 60% of them live in the metropolitan area of ​​Toulouse. Will the new hospital change lifestyles? It is to be done. “What seems essential to us is to have a new hospital with doctors, because there is nothing worse than having a beautiful empty shell. Next June we will submit a medical and nursing project to the National Health Investment Board.” The essential “step 1” is to convince CNIS and all financiers of the correct dimensioning of the future hospital.

On this subject, Sébastien Massip was calm. The director was aware that he would have to release his own funds to co-finance the large investment and recalled that CH of Montauban’s debt reduction has been ongoing for 2 years and that a multi-year investment plan is essential. the basis for building more than new walls, a new ambition for public health in Tarn-et-Garonne.

New Hospital Project Presented to Alphonse-Jourdain Think Tank in Montauban

The Alphonse-Jourdain think tank in Montauban recently received a presentation on a proposal to build a new hospital in the city. This project has the potential to significantly impact Montauban’s healthcare landscape, and the think tank’s evaluation will likely play a crucial role in its development.

Here are some key questions the Alphonse-Jourdain think tank might consider during their evaluation:

  • Need and Capacity: Does Montauban have a sufficient need for a new hospital? What is the current capacity of existing hospitals, and how well do they serve the community’s needs?
  • Services Offered: What services will the new hospital provide? Will it specialize in certain areas of medicine, or will it offer a comprehensive range of services?
  • Location and Accessibility: Where will the new hospital be built? Will it be easily accessible for residents using public transportation or private vehicles?
  • Financial Feasibility: How will the project be funded? Is the proposed budget realistic and sustainable in the long term?
  • Impact on Existing Facilities: How will the new hospital impact existing hospitals in Montauban? Will it lead to increased competition for resources or create opportunities for collaboration?
  • Community Engagement: Has there been sufficient public engagement in the planning process? Does the project address the needs and concerns of the community?

The think tank might also consider the following factors:

  • The latest advancements in medical technology: Can the new hospital be designed to accommodate future advancements in healthcare?
  • Sustainability: Will the new hospital be built with sustainable practices in mind, considering factors like energy efficiency and environmental impact?
  • Staffing: Where will the staff for the new hospital come from? Are there enough qualified medical professionals available in the region?

The Alphonse-Jourdain think tank’s evaluation will likely influence the following aspects of the project:

  • Granting approval or recommending revisions to the proposal.
  • Providing guidance on securing funding and community support.
  • Shaping the overall vision and focus of the new hospital.

Overall, the presentation of the new hospital project to the Alphonse-Jourdain think tank marks a significant step forward for Montauban’s healthcare future. A thorough evaluation by the think tank will ensure the project is well-planned, meets the community’s needs, and delivers high-quality healthcare services for the residents of Montauban.

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