Mater Dei Hospital

Client: Foundation for Medical Services
Project Value: £210million
Location: Tal Qroqq, Birkirkara, Malta

The new 850-bed general acute hospital at Tal Qroqq, Birkirkara, covers some 2.4million sq. ft. The £210million new hospital caters for all of Malta’s acute medical needs and serves as an acute, teaching and research hospital, replacing the services provided from the ageing St Luke’s Hospital, Boffa Hospital and Mount Carmel Hospital.

The A&E department is designed to cater for 70,000 visits per year to the main A&E and up to 30,000 follow-up visits to the primary care unit. Other key facilities include 18 radiology examination rooms, 26 operating theatres (including 12 in-patient, 2 emergency, 3 endoscopy, 1 obstetric and 5 day surgery theatres) and a central delivery suite including 10 delivery rooms.

The Project Management Director, and his team was appointed to provide project management, contract administration, risk management and supporting engineering advice.

The hospital was constructed in three phases. The second phase included the new Malta Medical and Dental School, the Institute of Health Care and the Health Sciences Library and the third covered the development of an acute psychiatry and post acute/rehabilitation departments.

The zoning of the hospital was developed to take into account future developments in hospital care, reflecting changes in surgical techniques, emergency care, the usage of acute beds, in-patient care and A&E services.