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PM describes Gozo Hospital as a “glorified polyclinic” under PN

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PM describes the Gozo Hospital as a "glorified polyclinic" under PNPrime Minister Joseph Muscat, addressing a political activity at the Labour Club in Xaghra today, said that the situation that existed at the Gozo Hospital meant that many felt they were in a “third-class hospital, or a glorified polyclinic.” He added that during the previous administration Gozitan patients would have to go to Malta for and emergency treatment.

“In 4 years we will have turned this around and it will result in a situation where Maltese and foreigners will come to Gozo to seek medical care. It will be a place that will give the best care, care that will remain free, said Joseph Muscat.

Dr Muscat mentioned the Barts medical school will be giving new impetus to the Gozitan economy and stressed that although the project is still in the beginning, already 1,000 students have shown interest, meaning that this project will be a success.

“This is a symbol of the difference between one government and another,” Dr Muscat said. “This Government is ambitious and bold not just for itself but for the people. The health sector will be one of the greatest achievements in Gozo.”

“There were many reports from the previous government on Gozo’s health and education, but they were all shelved. We will not do that and through this project in the next 50 years there will jobs here in Gozo, not just for this generation but for the generations to come.”

“This decision means that there are more opportunities in Gozo, more chances for nurses, accountants and other employment, property values will be higher. Hotels will not have to close down in the winter, and I must say that after this success there will be even more schools that choose to come here,” stressed the leader of the Labour Party.

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    2 Responses

    1. myriam says:

      When is gozo hospital be finished and what about the clinic i thought it was going to be moved to the hospital all this is taking a long time what is the hold up

    2. Lino DeBono says:

      A well thought of project which will definitely enhance Gozo needs in the job sector. Even now when one visit the Gozo General Hospital, one can visually see the change and progress that has been done. I also noticed that when my wife was recently in the Hospital for an operation, with her were three clients, two Maltese and an English lady.
      This only show that this Hospital is not only giving service to Gozitans but also to Maltese patients. This is a step forward.
      My wife’s doctor was a certain Mr Skobacek (if I spelt his name right) who is a first class specialist. We do need more specialists and Consultants to attend Gozo Hospital more often so we can say that we in Gozo are offering the best service to our citizens.
      Overall there was a tremendous improvement. Well done to one and all.

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