Healthcare in Malta

Lately, I had a chance to see how public healthcare works in Malta. So far, I only used the private sector in St. James hospital but this time unfortunately, I had to visit Mater Dei hospital. I was taken to the emergency room where I waited…3 hours to be admitted…That was actually the worst part of this experience as after the initial short interview about my current state, nobody came to ask if I am feeling ok and for sure I wasn’t , otherwise I wouldn’t be there in the first place. Fortunately, after the long wait, I was admitted and I have to say I was quite impressed by the doctors there, who really tried to be as helpful as they could. I got all my necessary blood tests, some pain-killers to keep me going, 2 consultations with specialists as well as other scan planned for the next day. It was one of the longest nights in my life- I was back at home at 6am and planning to go back for an other exam around 9am.

To sum up, the whole thing was a long experience, in the end the doctors couldn’t really put their finger on what actually caused me to feel so bad, despite their numerous exams…But, I was thoroughly checked and it seemed I was fine, which is always a good news. I am not keen on coming back there, as the long night there was very tiring but I feel safe knowing , we have such a good hospital and caring doctors here on the island.

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2 thoughts on “Healthcare in Malta

  1. Dear Jazzulka,
    Thank you so much for this posting and for all the posts you make. I sincerely hope your mysterious condition has corrected itself and that you feel fine from this point forward.

    You really make Malta come alive to me. I get very excited every time I see an email in my inbox with your name on it. Our visit to Malta is going to be next April-June. Even though that is not exactly soon, I am very much looking forward to it, and every post you make has more and more relevance for me. We will be staying in Sliema, very close to where I lived when my family left Malta in 1959 when I was 10 years old. The flat we are renting is on Tower Rd towards Ballutta Bay. It will be a dream come true to be back in Malta.

    All the best of luck in a quick recovery to good health and again thank you for your wonderful posts.

    Christine Tyrrell

    • Dear Christine,
      Thank you so much for your nice comments and warm words. I’m much better now . The incident happened few weeks ago and I managed to recover enough to go for a short trip to Poland and a week holiday in Gozo.
      I can see you can’t wait to your trip to Malta and I’m so happy that my post are giving you an idea how is it here now.
      I have to apologise that last few months I wasn’t writing a lot but to be honest, work takes best part of my day and I just didn’t have the time and will to write as much as I used to. I hope I’ll be better now that I’m on my holidays – the school is still not back and have she some free time on my hands.
      All the best to you and hope to hear from you.
      Jazzulka

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