B-solutions: a new expertise for the MOT on the subject of healthJanuary 2023
The MOT has been asked to address a new obstacle to cross-border cooperation in the context of the 2022 call for b-solutions projects. It concerns a case brought by its member, the Alzette Belval EGTC, which aims to establish of a France-Luxembourg medical emergency management community.
In the France-Luxembourg territory of Alzette Belval with more than 100,000 inhabitants, in the event of a life-threatening accident on the French side, the emergency number refers to the Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente (SAMU) attached to the French hospitals for an intervention from the French hospitals (30 km from Audun-le-Tiche) and not from Luxembourg (5 km from Audun-le-Tiche). The intervention time is therefore much longer.
However, there is a framework agreement on cross-border health cooperation on this border, signed in 2016, which regulates emergency interventions in border areas and aims to facilitate the crossing of the border and the intervention of the nearest emergency services. However, because the emergency number is geolocated only at national level and not with the nearest hospital, the intervention of the nearest emergency services is rare and highly regulated. The MOT will look for solutions to solve this obstacle to cross-border cooperation.