Facelift for St Luke’s façade green-lighted by Planning Authority

Health minister announces PA's approval of application to renovate facade of former national hospital 

The Planning Authority has approved an application to renovate the façade of St Luke’s Hospital, health minister Chris Fearne has announced in a tweet.

 

The management of the former national hospital, along with the Gozo General Hospital and the Karin Grech hospital, has been handed over to Vitalis Global Healthcare in a €200 million public-private partnership deal.

The deal is expected to see St Luke’s transformed into a 180-bed “state-of-the-art” rehab hospital, that will offer treatment in internal medicine, radiology, physical and occupational therapy, and family counseling. It will also include facilities such as a new therapy pool and the latest technology used in the rehabilitation of patients.

80 of its beds will be available for the government while the rest will be available for medical tourists.  

 

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