Francois Hollande is in mourning. Her father Georges, a former doctor, died at the age of 96. In a message to AFP, the former head of state expressed his pain at not having been able to say goodbye to his father, placed in an Ehpad for a year.
Francois Hollande is in mourning. The former President of the Republic lost his father this Saturday, April 4, died at the age of 96 years. The former head of state insisted that this disappearance was “with no apparent connection to the Covid-19“. The father of Francois Hollande, a doctor by profession, had been placed in Ehpap a year ago.
In accordance with current regulations in the face of this unprecedented health crisis, the residents of the nursing home where it had been placed were confined individually to their rooms. Francois Hollande entrusted his pain in the face of this particularly hard-to-live situation to AFP by phone. “Not being able to see them before they leave is a cruel situation for many of us. I have also forced myself to this discipline, we had conversations on the phone with my father, but I couldn’t visit it. And I had to wait until we took it out of the Ehpad to see it in a burial chamber the next day,“He confided with regret. And Francois Hollande to confide that this isolation could have”reach psychologically“his father Georges.
Tribute to nursing staff
The former President of the Republic did not forget to pay tribute to the nursing staff who tirelessly fight to help the sick. “I want to pay tribute to all the staff of the Ehpad who are fighting against the virus, but also accompany the elderly in this difficult and frightening period, and accompany others towards the end of their lives“said Julie Gayet’s companion. Francois Hollande then added supporting”all those who carry out essential tasks and show that public service is a guarantee for all French people“. Georges Hollande’s funeral will be organized this Tuesday, April 7.