Current Affairs
Local companies donate €115,000 for Saint Michael Hospice project

Hospice Malta has received a donation of 115,000 euro from Farsons, Farrugia Investments and Multigas Limited for its Saint Michael Hospice Project, the first advanced project for palliative care, after the Church authorities handed over the Adelaide Cini building  to the Hospice some days ago, for the building to be used for this project.

The Malta Hospice Movement project to transform the building into a palliative care complex has received financial support from the Farsons Foundation and its affiliates, Farrugia Investments and Multigas Limited, who promised a donation of 115,000 euro for the Saint Michael Hospice project over a three-year span.

The Adelaide Cini Institute in Santa Venera has been handed over by the Church to the Hospice, for the latter to provide palliative care to patients at end-of-life. The complex will include residential facilities for patients and therapy services.

Hospice Malta Chairperson Maria Gatt said the donation had come at an important moment for the project, as the road has started towards its financing. The Chairperson explained that as Hospice Malta does not charge for its services, it depends totally on voluntary donations to be able to carry out its work.

“When we started discussing with Farsons, the intention was that they would help in the St Michael Hospice project, which will need a lot of assistance, including for kitchen and dining facilities. Our services will now no longer remain within the community, meaning helping patients at their homes, and we will also be able to welcome patients in house,” Mrs Gatt added.

Farsons Chairman Louis Farrugia declared that the company always believed in the Hospice Malta project, which is why it was making this donation. “We have a high opinion of the way the Hospice is run, and there is obviously a need within the community for these services. Farsons has always been in the forefront to help in the community.”

Mr Farrugia added that many Maltese families had members needing the services of Hospice Malta over the years, and the St Michael Hospice project has the potential to make an enormous difference to the community.

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