Residents from Marsaxlokk and other localities in the vicinity will soon be receiving various primary care community services from a new community clinic in the locality, which is currently being restructured and refurbished, the government announced.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne explained, in a statement issued on Wednesday, that the community clinic is being built on land owned by the University of Malta, which was granted to Primary HealthCare following an agreement entered in March 2020.
When visiting the ongoing works, Minister for Health Chris Fearne expressed his satisfaction that after almost three years of looking for an ideal site from where it would be possible to deliver primary care community services to Marsaxlokk residents, a prime site was found.
The clinic is expected to receive the first clients, by the end of this year.
The Chief Executive Officer of Primary HealthCare, Roseanne Camilleri, explained that the Marsaxlokk Community Clinic will be following the Primary HealthCare’s new outreach concept to move its services closer to the community, by offering a vast selection of services which include:
- General Practitioner
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Mental Well Being
Minister Fearne said that the refurbishment and equipment will fall under the Holistic Overhaul of the Primary HealthCare programme covered by the €10 million grant which was secured by the Primary HealthCare in 2019 from the National Development Social Fund (NDSF).