Hospice Malta has launched its ‘Become a Supporter Campaign’, an initiative aimed at encouraging the general public to become Hospice Malta supporters by donating a minimum of €10 a year.
Hospice Malta is currently raising funds for St Michael Hospice, a brand-new complex for patients requiring palliative care services. The new facility will enable Hospice Malta to continue to offer and improve its palliative services which are free of charge for our community.
Those who wish to become a Hospice Supporter are encouraged to log onto https://hospicemalta.org/product/hospice-supporter/ and make their donation online.
Today Hospice Malta helps more than 1,300 families per year. The former Adelaide Cini Institute in Santa Venera, handed over to Hospice Malta by the Archdiocese of Malta last year, will see Malta’s first Hospice Complex become a reality. The property, including the existing building and gardens cover a total floor area of 11,000 square metres and will house a day therapy unit, in-patient rooms for short-term stays, outdoor garden areas as well as an education department.
“Works have already begun at St Michael Hospice, and we need more support from the public in order to complete this multi-million-euro project that would indeed be a dream come through for our patients and their families. Unfortunately, we are at a stage where cancer affects one in every three persons, with this figure expected to grow in the coming years,” commented Maria Gatt, Hospice Malta Chairperson. “We have long felt the need of a centre offering specialised palliative services and we are close to realising this dream with the completion of St Michael Hospice.”
Founded in 1989, Hospice Malta’s primary role is to provide and promote palliative care services to patients suffering from cancer, motor-neuron disease, end-of-life, cardiac, respiratory, renal and liver diseases. Hospice Malta is a registered NGO with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.
For more information about Hospice Malta, St Michael Hospice and ways to help one can visit www.hospicemalta.org.