VGH-Rehabilitation Hospital Karin Grech recruits Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists
VGH has recruited five occupational therapists and three physiotherapists to complement the existing personnel at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital.
These are the first front-line clinical employees that VGH is taking in, and the first tangible example of the company’s commitment to growing the health services offered in its hospitals.
The occupational therapists and physiotherapists will be working together as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the routine practice of the hospital, and will be focusing, amongst various targets, on improving patients’ strength and mobility and to see that independence, from a daily living activities point of view, is achieved.
In a meeting with the new recruits, Karin Grech/SLH CEO Dr Stephen Zammit, welcomed them to the team and gave a brief overview of the operational set up at Karin Grech. Dr Zammit spoke of the exciting times ahead and explained how the effects of the VGH project could already be seen and felt, both through the initial changes to infrastructure, as well as through training and the tweaking of operation procedures.
Dr Zammit explained that VGH had established close partnerships with highly reputable healthcare organisations such as Walter Reed Hospital and Partners Healthcare International. These, he said, are helping Karin Grech Hospital go a step further in the level of care now being offered to patients with the aim of obtaining international accreditation through better quality and patient safety care.
“Members of our staff have started attending training in Boston in order to interact and observe how these highly rated institutions operate, helping us move one step closer to obtaining Joint Commission International accreditation which is the highest level of accreditation a hospital can achieve worldwide,” explained Dr. Zammit.
“Works on the building have also started and are now picking up momentum. With the investment in infrastructure and in human resources, we will very soon open doors to Malta’s very first accredited rehabilitation and geriatric hospital and we are happy for you to be a part of this,” concluded Dr Zammit.