The Hôpital Foch A&E department's services are provided by:
The Hospital's A&E team ensures that the department is open at all times. The minimum department staff presence:
The organisation of the round-the-clock medical/surgical team, the quality and safety of the care provided, and the professionalism of its medical and nursing staff are regulated and evaluated by the French Healthcare Authority (HAS - Haute Autorité de Santé) as part of its healthcare establishment certification approach.
This regulation and evaluation maintains the degree of patient-care safety and efficiency to the highest level."
Your waiting time at A&E will depend on:
Explain the reason for your emergency as briefly as possible. The aim of this is to open a patient-file to ensure that you will receive care. This phase is essential; it guarantees that you will be covered administratively and medically whilst you are at the Hospital, and after you return home.
Documents required: proof of identity and social security card (carte vitale)
This person will immediately gather information regarding the emergency. The nurse may administer first aid to treat any pain as quickly as possible. Their diagnostic will be essential for the management of patient waiting queues. It helps to keep admissions fluid. Life-endangering emergencies will be treated as a priority.
During your wait, do not hesitate to tell us if the pain increases or if there are any changes to the condition of the victim.
Once you have been placed in a bed and examined by a doctor, further priority examinations will be completed. If these medical examinations are not considered as an emergency, they may be prescribed. In general they will be completed by appointment at the Hospital or another healthcare centre of your choice.
After this, once they have consulted the patient's file and have assessed their condition, the A&E doctor may decide that the patient:
If the patient does not wish to be hospitalised at the Hôpital Foch, or if there are no beds available in the specialised ward in question, the patient may be transferred to a suitable ward in another establishment.
When the patient leaves, the A&E doctor will provide them with the necessary prescriptions and the results of any tests. The invoice will generally be sent to the patient's home address.
Children under 18 must leave in the company of an adult.