Rotary Club Malta is to support Hospice Malta with furnishing patient rooms at the new St. Michael's Hospice in Santa Venera.  


Rotary Club Malta helps Hospice Malta with their new St Michael Hospice

Rotary Club Malta, together with Rotary Club La Valette, have jointly agreed to support Hospice Malta who are building new premise at Santa Venera, to accommodate sixteen in-house patients. The Club shall be purchasing and furnishing the sixteen bedrooms with the support of companies and individuals who may be willing to participate in our project. We also appeal to any Rotarian who may be able to promote our project.  
This is another humanitarian project our club is undertaking in keeping with our motto, Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best
Hospice Malta Movement was founded in January 1989. Its primary role is to provide and promote palliative care for persons suffering from end of life cancer, and motor neuron disease. Throughout the years, as the awareness and need of their services increased, they extended their services to patients suffering from end of life cardiac, respiratory, renal and liver diseases.
Hospice Malta is a registered NGO and offers all its services free of charge to patients in Malta and Gozo. It provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death. It also provides other services to enable the patient to receive psychological and spiritual aspects of care.
Hospice Malta offers its services through a professional multi-disciplinary team with the assistance of a number of volunteers. It delivers Home Care to advise patients delivered by professionals that include doctors, nurses, psychologists, and social volunteers. A Day Care Therapy Service within the Hospice premises, offering various activities for patients who visit for a morning, is also provided.  Group and individual physiotherapy is carried out in the pool allowing patients to carry out some passive physical exercises.  This also allows relatives some time off knowing that their loved ones are in good care. 
Respite care is also provided at the patients’ home to support and offer respite to the family.   An important and much used service is the loaning of walking aids, electric beds, syringe drivers to alleviate pain and many other necessary equipment needed by patients.
Hospice Malta provides for after-hours on-call support, where a service of a telephone support line to patients and their families is available. Bereavement support is also available to relatives. Hospice Malta thinks and provides for all possibilities.
Hospice Malta has now gone one further giant step forward by extending its palliative services to include an in-patient service with 16 bedrooms at the new St. Michael Hospice in Santa Venera, still under construction but planned to be inaugurated during the second half of 2021. 
We are pleased to have taken up this project since Hospice Malta has given much to the community and deserves to be supported by Rotary Club Malta and Rotary Club La Valette.
Click here for more information about the work of Hospice Malta.