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The head of the urological department of the Princess Grace Hospital, Dr Herve Baumert, has resigned, citing problems with his deputy over a period of several months. The post of director will now be advertised so that a new head of the urological service can be appointed as soon as possible.
In May this year, Dr Baumert told the Medical Commission that he had encountered difficulties in persuading his deputy to comply with his plans for the service as he had presented them to the selection board during his own appointment process and the interview at which he was the successful candidate on October 6, 2015.
An attempt at mediation failed, and despite instructions from the Medical Commission that the deputy follow the instructions of the chief of the department, Dr Baumert submitted his resignation on August 19, effective from September 29, 2016.
A temporary head of the urology department will be appointed from outside CHPG, pending a selection process for a new candidate. The Government, in a statement on Thursday, September 22, reiterated its commitment to the highest possible standards of care at CHPG.
An audit of the urology department has also been ordered by the Government.
Mayor Georges Marsan has unveiled plans for the refurbishment of the beautiful Villa Lamartine, which will eventually be used as a multi-purpose entertainment and cultural venue.
Team Malizia is commissioning of a new 60-foot boat built to better handle waves and maintain faster average speeds, whilst being highly sustainable, reliable and sturdy.
For the first time in 11 years, AS Monaco has made it to the Coupe de France finals after a win over Rumilly Vallières. They will now head to Stade de France to take on the mighty PSG.
The International University of Monaco will be hosting the first edition of the Sustainable Luxury Conference on Monday 17th May, a digital event that all are invited to join in.
The Orchestre des Carabiniers du Prince have been invited to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, where they will play Friday night in the presence of HSH Prince Albert. Prince Albert has been invited to give the festival’s opening salute. The tattoo takes place every August, this year from the 4th until the 26th, as part of the Edinburgh Festival, and each year has a unique theme. For this 68th edition, it’s honouring Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The first official tattoo took place in 1950 and some 6,000 spectators watched eight items on display. In 2017, 8,800 spectators are expected watch the event every night on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle as 1,200 performers – some 250 pipers and drummers, British Army personnel alongside other groups from the Commonwealth and military forces from France, India and the US – take to the stage. And for the first-time Japan will be represented as the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Central Band performs. For one night only, on August Friday August 4, the Orchestre des Carabiniers du Prince will accompany guests from the Principality to share with the audience some of Monaco’s magic. The band documented Wednesday's rehearsal on their Facebook page. Some of the programme will be recorded by BBC and broadcast worldwide at a later date. Despite unpredictable skies, no performance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has ever been cancelled. [caption id="attachment_20006" align="alignnone" width="538"] Photo: Facebook Orchestre des Carabiniers du Prince[/caption]