Alencon.  A new residence dedicated to health students near the hospital

Alencon. A new residence dedicated to health students near the hospital

The building previously housed the “Four Seasons” retirement home. © L’Orne Hebdo

“Having previously worked in teaching hospitals, I can assure you that many big cities would envy us,” boasts Christophe Mazin. The new director of the Alençon-Mamers Hospital Center (Chicam) is delighted to be inaugurated on Thursday 27 October new residence dedicated medical students in Alencon (Orne).

First tenants in early November

Located on rue des Poulies in the Montsort district, a stone’s throw from the city center and the current location of the hospital, it offers 48 accommodations brand new for trainees in medicine or health studies.

building, baptized by Paul Lavigne in tribute to the former surgeon of the Alençon Hospital, will welcome its first tenants during the first week of November.

“For the beginning of the school year this year, 25 interns from different departments will initially be based in the residence: gynecology, emergency, SAMU, paediatrics, geriatrics… There will also be two junior doctors. These are doctors at the end of their training who have six months left before becoming a senior doctor. They will have to keep the service. We will try to preserve them. »

Christophe Mazin, Director of the Alençon-Mamers Hospital Center

Who was Paul Lavigne?

A new residence dedicated to health students in the Montsort district is named after Paula Lavigne. This former orthopedic surgeon worked at the Alençon Hospital Center from 1956 to 1991. The professional who met with “extraordinary success” and left behind “tremendous memories” greeted Dr. Jean-Pierre Lyon, who was his doctor. “He was one of the greatest surgeons in the hospital, he made a name for himself even beyond our borders,” supported Joaquim Pueyo, the mayor of Alençon, evoking a man with “great empathy and intelligence. “He was a surgeon with a big heart, respected by his peers, benevolent and empathetic to his staff,” added Christophe de Balorre, president of the department. His children, Georges, Christine and Catherine, were present at the inauguration. “Our father was very dependent on the hospital. Even if he had not sought the honor, he would have been touched that his name remains associated with the hospital and the training of students,” said his son Georges, himself a doctor.

A “strategic asset” for the hospital and territory

This project, born in 2016 and currently piloted by the social landlord Orne Habitat, meets the needs of the hospital in Alençon. increase your accommodation capacity for trainees and trainers. Around the double target “attractiveness and loyalty” encourage students to settle permanently in the prefecture of Orne.

Sébastien Jallet, prefect of Orne, Christophe de Balorre, president of the council of the department, Joaquim Pueyo, mayor of Alençon, and Christophe Mazin, director of the Alençon-Mamers Hospital Centre, inaugurated the residence, which bears the name of Paul Lavigne, a former surgeon.  from Alencon.
Sébastien Jallet, prefect of Orne, Christophe de Balorre, president of the council of the department, Joaquim Pueyo, mayor of Alençon, and Christophe Mazin, director of the Alençon-Mamers Hospital Centre, inaugurated the residence, which bears the name of Paul Lavigne, a former surgeon. from Alencon. ©Romaric LARUE

This new accommodation offer represents a “strategic contribution to the hospital and the area” and is based on spacious and modern premises for “comfort and well-being”, “excellent geographical location” and the “innovative partnership” between Chicam and Orne. Habitat. Chicam has signed a contract with a social landlord, which reserves at least 30 accommodation for interns and hospital staff.

“From today, this residence will strengthen the quality of our care. The quality of the hotel is not everything, but the integration of the staff counts. I hope that at the beginning of the school year in the spring of 2023, we will attract even more applicants for internships,” reserves the director of Chicam.

The transaction is worth EUR 3.2 million

The building housed the former “Four Seasons” residential home for the elderly, bought by the departmental council from the city of Alençon and commissioned by Orne Habitat to rehabilitate it. It now includes the total 40 T1 and 8 T2all furnished with an equipped kitchen and bathroom.

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Health students Residence Paul Lavigne Alençon
The residence offers 48 accommodations: 40 T1 and 8 T2, all furnished with an equipped kitchen, bathroom and balcony. © L’Orne Hebdo

Tenants will also be able to use common areas (multimedia room, gym, laundry and dining room), each balcony and private parking. “The site made it possible to carry out energy-saving works through thermal insulation from the outside”, emphasizes Orne Habitat.

Total cost of operation: €3.2 million. The regional council provided €100,000 for equipping apartments and common areas.

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