The Malta Hospice Movement has received a €115,000 donation from Farsons Foundation, Farrugia Investments and Multigas Limited for the establishment of the St Michael Hospice complex, according to a press release sent to Business Malta. The funding is available for a three-year period.
The latest donation by Farsons includes the building and furnishing of the in-patient kitchen and dining facilities for the patients and their families. The hospice offers free service to patients in Malta and Gozo and it has been doing a lot for suffering families, according to the press release.
Hospice Malta believes that the funding will help enhance community services. The St Michael complex will also represent an in-patient care unit with a more holistic approach offering more therapy services and out-patient clinics. Furthermore, the hospice will strengthen its educational centre, allowing relations with hospices across Europe and beyond, as the press release says.
“St Michael Hospice project has the potential to make an immense difference in the community. Many Maltese have family members who have relied on the specialist care offered by Hospice Malta. Through this donation, we can support Hospice Malta to broaden its remarkable work for the benefit of the Maltese society,” said Louis A. Farrugia, Chairman on behalf of Farsons and its affiliates.
“We have embarked on a journey to fund this project that will see Malta’s first hospice complex become a reality and I would like to thank Farsons and its affiliates for their support. Being an NGO, and with all our services offered free of charge, we critically rely on voluntary donations to continue with our care,“ said Maria Gatt, Chairperson of Hospice Malta.
“This is possible thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses to enable our operations to continue serving those who need them most. Through this donation towards St Michael Hospice, Farsons and its affiliates responded in a tangible manner to help our future patients receive the best possible care,” Mrs Gatt added.
Hospice Malta provides and promotes palliative care to people suffering from cancer, motor-neuron disease, end-of-life cardiac, respiratory, renal and liver disease. St Michael is a hospice previously called Adelaide Cini Institute. It is located in Santa Venera and was founded in 1989, representing the first complex in Malta which provides comprehensive palliative care to patients.