Steward Malta categorically denies Gozo hospital project ‘on hold’
Steward Malta yesterday categorically denies that the Gozo hospital project is on hold, as reported in the press yesterday.
Steward Health Care Malta said it had taken over the concession in Malta in March 2018 with a clear requirement to prioritise the construction of the Barts Medical School.
In just seven months, Steward said it has delivered on the design and build of a state-of-theart anatomy centre, which has now been passed over to Barts for their use, and has structurally completed the Barts Medical School, with works on the interiors progressing at a steady pace.
While Steward said it has focused on the Barts project, it added that it has also begun works on the master plan for both the new hospital in Gozo, and the re-development at Karin Grech and St Luke’s Hospital. Steward’s aim is to build facilities which not only meet the needs of the current population but will serve as state-of-the-art hospitals for years to come.
“Like all projects of this magnitude, the planning phase is arguably the most critical, which is why Steward and the government have agreed to re-set the timelines in a way which allowed for the proper development of the plans,” the company said.
“Steward Malta is committed to deliver on all obligations as set out in the concession agreement and will make the appropriate announcements in due course.”