Inpatient management at Mount Carmel Hospital ‘pitiful’, former health minister charges
Partit Demokratiku MPs Godfrey Farrugia and Marlene Farrugia have requested a meeting with the chief executive officer of Mount Carmel Hospital to follow up on a request that was made to the Commissioner of Mental Health to investigate the management’s malpractices at Ward 8b.
This ward has patients who suffer from substance related problems. The Commissioner has investigated the case, but a report has not yet been published and the PD MPs now want more information
In his letter, which was published yesterday, Godfrey Farrugia said: “Mental health services have to be addressed by new protocols, best practices and resources that solve present challenges. Inpatient management at MCH is pitiful and in dire straits. We note that the patients’ charter rights is being broken and human dignity is not always being upheld. Certain wards lack a patient centric approach due to shortcomings imposed by management. The organization structure of MCH is in disarray and there is little communication with healthcare professionals.”
During the visit, Godfrey Farrugia wrote that particular reference will be given to patients who suffer from substance related problems and who are being managed at Ward 8b.
“It is our intention to discuss these matters with your management and we hope that the Director General Health Care Services, Dr Clarence Pace will team lead our visit. We would like to visit some wards,” he said in the letter.