Tag: Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care Malta has declare it is willing to address the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses’ demands for a meal allowance – over which the union has threatened industrial action – but said that it was awaiting direction from the Health Ministry over the matter.
Allowing the controversial hospitals concession granted to Vitals to be transferred to Steward Health Care legitimises the fraud that brought about the concession in the first place, UĦM Voice of the Workers chief executive Josef Vella maintained.
Steward Health Care’s headquarters in the United States has donated 100,000 disposable face masks to be used in the Gozitan and Maltese community.
Steward Health Care refused to be drawn into commenting on the damning audit report claiming collusion in the granting of the hospital concession it has since taken over, though it emphasised that the company and the government alike believe the controversial agreement should continue.
Ten new units have brought the total number of ventilators in the Gozo General Hospital up to 25, as the total Covid-19 pandemic-related investment made by Steward Health Care Malta reaches €6 million.
The flawed process that led to Vitals being granted a concession on three public hospitals is sufficient grounds for the withdrawal of the concession granted to their successors Steward Health Care, according to UĦM – Voice of the Workers assistant director Gian Paul Gauci.
Steward Healthcare is insisting that the government’s failure to release Gozitan nurses employed in Malta for transfer constrained it to recruit foreign nurses in the Gozo General Hospital, a move that has seen the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses call for industrial action.
Patients who are referred from Mater Dei Hospital are admitted to Karin Grech Hospital after they test negative for coronavirus. The patients are then monitored for symptoms for two weeks prior to being released into general wards.
Ten employees at the Gozo General Hospital have been quarantined after being exposed to coronavirus.
PN leader Adrian Delia addressing a press conference on the COVID-19 situation in Malta and Gozo.