France / Europe

French home hospital care

  • France (Paris)
  • Hospital at home
  • 23 delegates
  • April 2023
Following on from the World Hospital At Home Congress held in Barcelona in March, a delegation from Singapore visited Paris on 3 April to learn from French practices in the development of home hospital care in their country.
On 3 April 2023, a delegation of 23 representatives from Singapore's Transformation Office travelled to Paris to find out how home hospital treatment (HHT) works in France.

With 158,000 patients hospitalised at home in 2021, for a total of 6.8 million days of hospitalisation, French HAH is a major player in the French healthcare system. Over the course of a day packed with discoveries, the delegates had the opportunity to discuss the outlook for HAH in France with the Direction Générale de l'Offre de Soins. Cécile Bordenave, an expert from the Agence Nationale d'Appui à la Performance (ANAP), presented the latest innovations in the field of HAH, in particular measures to increase the use of home hospitalisation from emergency services. Michel Calmon, former chairman of the Fédération Nationale des établissements de HAD (FNEHAD), which initiated the programme, presented the outlook for the development of HAH in France.

The day continued with discussions with leading players in the field in France, firstly at the Fondation Santé Service, which presented its fast-growing business and its innovation strategy, and then at the HAH of the Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP). The visit to the Fondation Santé Service's central pharmacy was of particular interest to the Singaporean delegates: with more than 4,000 parcel deliveries a day, this pharmacy is at the heart of the major logistical operation represented by home hospitalisation in the Ile-de-France region. Watching a video case study ( filmed in the LNA Santé group's home hospitalisation service in Tours gave a practical insight into the day-to-day work of a HAD team.

Two forward-looking start-ups were given the opportunity to present their work. Firstly, Résilience, which supports patients and doctors at every stage of the cancer treatment process, thanks in particular to an application that connects patients and carers around treatment results. Then there's VistaCare, which has developed a medical device for healing complex wounds, a mobile version of which is currently being tested for use at home.

The Singaporean delegates came away enthusiastic about the day's discussions, which encouraged them in their aim to achieve 5% of hospitalisations being carried out at home within the next few years.
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