Didier Gamerdinger Visits La Palmosa Hospital in Menton
Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, recently visited the site of La Palmosa Hospital in Menton, accompanied by Patrick Bini, Director of the Princess Grace Hospital (CHPG).
They were welcomed by Mr. Jean-Claude Guibal, Mayor of Menton and President of the Supervisory Board of the Menton hospital and Mr. Franck Pouilly, Director of La Palmosa Hospital.
The CHPG and the Palmosa Hospital have decided to create a partnership within the framework of the construction of a Recuperative Care and Rehabilitation (SSR) facility.
It is important for the CHPG to undertake research into recuperative care facilities with which it can work in the common interest of the two establishments and their patients. Since approximately one in two employees from Menton work in the Principality of Monaco, many people from Menton are therefore affiliated to the Monegasque social security system.
This visit was an opportunity to see the progress of work on the future Recuperative Care and Rehabilitation Department of the Menton Hospital, a project that Monaco is helping to finance.
It is important for the Principality to take part in this project, which will provide recuperative care beds for an active list of 161 patients per year at the Monegasque hospital – an essential transition between highly medicalised services and the patients' return home.
This partnership will meet the needs of patients in an area extending from Monaco and neighbouring towns to Menton and the surrounding countryside who are hospitalised at the CHPG and in need of convalescence and rehabilitation. They will therefore be able to remain as close as possible to their home and family.