For several weeks, the emergency reception service (SAU) of the Bel-Air hospital in Thionville has been dealing with a large number of visitors, with consequent difficulties in reception and orientation and delays in elongated loads. This high influx is explained by the increase in the number of cases linked to seasonal epidemics, the closure of beds in various hospitals in the area, as well as the scarcity of medical resources. To cope with this strong activity, CHR Metz-Thionville has activated the “Hospital in tension” (HET) system. The latter aims to implement, in collaboration with the local health structures, solutions to guarantee the safety and quality of patient care within the UAA, while maintaining the planned activity in surgery and medicine. Despite these measures, waiting times in the emergency room will remain high. In this context, it is advisable to systematically give priority to contact with your doctor, or contact Médigarde on 0 820 33 20 20. Finally, in an emergency, call 15 before going to the emergency room.