An establishment for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders will open in September 2023 in neighbouring Beausoleil, providing specialist treatment for youngsters from both countries.

This Friday, June 23, at the Residence of the Principality’s Minister of State, Pierre Dartout, François Braun, French Minister for Health and Prevention, signed the Administrative Arrangement relating to the Franco-Monegasque Psychiatric Day Hospital for children and adolescents.

The formal signing took place in the presence of Christophe Robino, Monaco’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Laurent Stefanini, Ambassador of France in the Principality.

Given the saturation of existing specialised establishments in the Principality (Centre Plati) and in the Alpes-Maritimes, the Department of Social Affairs and Health of Monaco, the PACA Regional Health Agency and the Lenval Foundation had decided to implement a full partnership and a common facility, the planning of which has taken almost five years.

A property of 650m2 was acquired by the Principality in the Municipality of Beausoleil to install the facility, with the development work co-financed by both parties.

In practice, the establishment will offer outpatient care from September 2023 and will welcome children and adolescents, and in particular with behaviour that does not allow them to follow a full-time education. The facility will also offer accommodation. The final reception capacity will be 35 places.

Monaco’s Government said the this is an unprecedented project, proof of the ability of the two countries to implement health cooperation in the sole interest of patients.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service

PHOTO: Ambassador Stefanini, François Braun, French Minister for Health, HE Pierre Dartout, and Minister Christophe Robino