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Opening of the new Emergency Department in the CHPG

On 18 April 2023, H.S.H. Prince Albert II opened the new Emergency Department of the CHPG, which brings together both adult and pediatric services. The opening took place in the presence of Mrs. Caroline Rougaignon Vernin, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors; Mr. Christophe Robino, Government Counselor- Minister of Social Affairs and Health; Mrs. Benoîte Rousseau de Sevelinges, Director of the CHPG; Professor Yann-Erick Claessens, Head of the Emergency Department and Dr. André Rousset, Deputy Head of the Pediatrics Department, representing Dr. Hervé Haas, as well as Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev, generous donor to this major project.

The CHPG now has a single emergency department, with renovated premises.

Since April 6, 2023, adult and pediatric emergency services have been grouped together in a single location in order to improve the clarity of the routes and the quality of the care offered.

The new CHPG emergency platform now covers a total area of 750 m2: particular attention has been paid to the comfort of the reception area and the care of patients and their relatives, but also to the working conditions of the teams whose work is recognized as being particularly difficult.

This work, which was carried out over a total period of 10 months, was generously financed by Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev commented:

“Our football club, AS Monaco, has long been engaged in numerous social and charitable initiatives in the Principality, and in the surrounding region. As Club President, I have always supported this tradition.

This time, I have decided to provide financial support, in a personal capacity, to a project that is of great importance.

As a doctor by training, I know how crucial questions of public health are. I also understand, as a resident of Monaco, the need for the CHPG to have the most effective emergency service possible. Therefore, the restructuring of the department has made it more functional for patients – children and adults – but also for the medical staff.

I would like to thank His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, as well as the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace and its director, Mrs. Benoîte Rousseau de Sevelinges, for allowing me to help to realize this project, which is so important for Monaco.“

The new layout of the premises will, as planned, improve the quality of care, of comfort, as well as increasing respect for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Sectors common to adult and pediatric emergencies are grouped together:

  • The reception and orientation area: this new layout improves patient prioritization and waiting.
  • The reception and Vital Emergency Rooms now receive adult and pediatric patients brought in by the SMUR or firefighters.
  • Common areas for staff (multidisciplinary staff rooms, monitoring surveillance or even rest areas) allowing an enrichment of practices between professionals.

This regrouping in a renovated location unit constitutes a strategic axis of the transformation of the CHPG, with strong challenges in terms of visibility and improvement of reception conditions, care, and working conditions for professionals.

Mrs. Benoîte Rousseau de Sevelinges commented:

“This opportunity allows us to look to the future, and to prepare for the entry into the new CHPG in the best conditions, while also providing a concrete response to the related current issues. It is also a significant improvement in the way that we will now welcome the youngest, from birth to the age of majority. I would like to thank sincerely Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose generosity will be immediately appreciated by the more than 30,000 adults and nearly 15,000 children treated each year in these care services.”

Renovated premises in the context of the NCHPG

This restructuring project also aims to anticipate the organization of the Emergency Department as planned in the new Hospital. Indeed, the future building will bring together adult and pediatric emergency services at a single site with a dedicated technical platform and a versatile care team, while preserving pediatric specificity. In anticipation of this new organization this is an opportunity to set up, in advance, the target organization which will be that of the emergency service in the near future.

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