Tourcoing: infectious disease specialist Éric Senneville rewarded with the golden wheelbarrow

Éric Senneville, head of the infectious diseases department at CH Dron, received the gold wheelbarrow on Thursday evening. A distinction awarded by the Friends of Tourcoing to those who promote the city.

Published: June 24, 2022 at 12:13 p.m.

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It is a patient who tells. Affected by Covid, he was hospitalized at the university service for infectious diseases and travelers in Tourcoing. The disease is pernicious and eats up 75% of his respiratory capacity. ” Without Professor Senneville who took care of me, I don’t think I would be here today. I owe him to live today. This testimony is probably not the only one that pays tribute to the caregivers of this service.

Éric Senneville set foot there in 1983. I was leaving boarding school after six years of what I thought was hard work. I met hard workers. There was a stimulation that in other circumstances one would have associated with the riding crop “says the professor who had just graduated in cardiology, nephrology, internal medicine and infectious diseases. He will also be a specialist in the care of diabetic patients with osteomyelitis of the foot. ” A few years later, Professors Mouton and Fourrier saw the arrival of the HIV epidemic. They fought for the care of these patients to be in Tourcoing. This gave another dimension to the hospital centre. In 2003, the first patient with SARS in France was treated in Tourcoing.

The chance to have a young, dynamic and friendly team. I am 63 years old and it is the future that interests me.

In 2011, Éric Senneville took over from Professor Mouton as head of this nationally recognized service. Nine years later, he is on the front line to face the Covid. Its service has a hundred people and receives 15,000 consultations per year.. « I am lucky to have a young, dynamic and friendly team. I am 63 years old and it is the future that interests me. I will soon be giving way to my successor Olivier Robineau. »

Professor Senneville trained with Professor Mouton at the head of the infectious diseases department.Professor Senneville trained with Professor Mouton at the head of the infectious diseases department.
Professor Senneville trained with Professor Mouton at the head of the infectious diseases department.

Moved, Éric Senneville received the 52nd wheelbarrow of gold, a distinction awarded by the Friends of Tourcoing to those who promote the image of the city. ” In fifty years, it is the second wheelbarrow awarded to a health professional. Jean Defossez, doctor, had received it in 1971. Today, it is the infectious diseases department because their work is worthy of our grazers », underlined Thomas Figeac, president of the Friends of Tourcoing.

Éric Senneville received the wheelbarrow of gold.Éric Senneville received the wheelbarrow of gold.
Éric Senneville received the wheelbarrow of gold.

Éric Senneville is therefore part of this community of grazers (a term in homage to the spinners of Tourcoing who went to get their yarn in a wheelbarrow). He is also one of those who love kittens, water fights, who confuses names but who never forgets to mention Tourcoing.

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