Various organisations and individuals have responded to Hospice Malta’s call to support the development St Michael Hospice, which is currently being refurbished and which will consist of a new palliative care centre with 16 single bedrooms which caters for the increased demand of Hospice Malta’s services.
The present community services will also be expanded, and Out-Patient clinics will also be introduced. The newly refurbished building in Santa Venera will become the main premises for Hospice Malta.
Hospice Malta is a voluntary organisation which provides and promotes the highest standards of palliative care for persons with cancer, motor neuron disease, as well as end of life respiratory, cardiac, renal, and liver diseases.
Its aim is to also help and support the patients’ families, as well as sharing knowledge of palliative care by providing educational and developmental programmes for the wider benefit of the community. The latter will be enhanced by the development of St Michael Hospice, opening opportunities to exchange knowledge with other Hospices around Europe and beyond.
Matthew von Brockdorff, Managing Director and CEO of Atlas Insurance presented the donation to Kenneth Delia, CEO of Hospice Malta at Atlas’s Ta’ Xbiex offices, during which they discussed the progress of the project and the challenges that Hospice Malta faces.
“We wholeheartedly support Hospice Malta in making this project a reality. St Michael Hospice will make a big difference for patients and their families and it will further enhance the already established palliative community services provided by Hospice for the past 32 years.
Atlas believes that Hospice Malta plays an important part in the chain of support for people living with serious illnesses, as well as their relatives,” said Mr von Brockdorff.
Over the years, Atlas has participated in various fund-raising activities organised by Hospice Malta, and has also offered support through employees’ own fund-raising drives and donations made directly by the company.
In addition, Atlas has been very active in the community through initiatives aimed at raising awareness on physical and mental health wellbeing, such as the company’s recent Mental Health Awareness Month, as well as through its support of the Health & Wellness Committee at The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry.