Martin Hirsch resigns, Nicolas Revel should succeed him

The general manager of the largest university hospital in Europe throws in the towel. He believes that he does not have the means to prevent the hospital from falling back into its pre-Covid crossings.

At the head of the largest hospital group in Europe for nine years, Martin Hirsch, director general of the Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), announced his resignation on Friday. A decision that this enarque, normalien, State Councilor classified on the left and craftsman in the fight against poverty, explains, in a letter written to the staff, by the fact of not having been able to build “a hospital model different from what it was before, closer to our expectations and our ambitions to all”.

While the public hospital, faced with a flight of its personnel, is going through a deep crisis, this program sounds for some like the desire for the establishment to be taken over by the President of the Republic. The prospective successor to Martin Hirsch is none other than… Nicolas Revel, a fine connoisseur of the health system – he headed Health Insurance from 2014 to 2020 -, but above all intimate with power: he was chief of staff for two John’s years…

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