VGH-Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hospi­tal Karin Grech re­cruits Oc­cu­pa­tional Ther­a­pists and Phys­io­ther­a­pists

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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