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Mater Dei Hospital


Where is the Physiotherapy Department located at MDH and how can it be reached?
The Physiotherapy D​epartment is located on the ground floor, along the south corridor just beyond the H​ospital Chapel. It shares reception and waiting room facilities with the Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Departments.
What does the Physiotherapy Department do?
The Physiotherapy Department at MDH provides services to both inpatients and outpatients. It also acts as a reception point for patients who are referred from outpatient consultant clinics and the Accident and Emergency department. It works in close collaboration with other physiotherapy services and departments across Malta and Gozo.
Inpatient services
The physiotherapy services to the inpatient wards are organised on the basis of clinical teams. The teams  
provide a service to all the wards at MDH and are identified as follows:
Critical care and cardiac services team
Surgical team
Medical team
Paediatric team
Orthopaedic team
Neurosciences team
Women's & Men's Health
7 day week after hours and on-call service

Referral of inpatients for physiotherapy is a collaborative procedure between medical, nursing and physiotherapy staff. Physiotherapists provide treatment during the acute phase of a patient’s stay in hospital. Early rehabilitation to facilitate discharge home or to prepare for further rehabilitation in an inpatient or outpatient setting is an important role carried out by physiotherapists at MDH.
Outpatient services
Inpatients requiring follow-up on an outpatient basis may be seen at MDH. However, the majority are referred to the Outpatient Physiotherapy Department at the St. Luke's Hospital and other physiotherapy departments in Malta and Gozo.
Out-patient services at MDH include:
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Women and men's health physiotherapy
Paediatric Physiotherapy which includes patients referred for orthopaedic and respiratory conditions. Children with development and long-term conditions are treated at the Paediatric Physiotherapy Department located at CDAU (Pieta')
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy service for staff members
Respiratory Physiotherapy
Staff Treatment service
A&E Physiotherapy
Vestibular Physiotherapy
Out-Patients Triage
Other Services
Moving and handling training
Exercise testing and exercise prescription within the weight management program for staff 
Patient safety
Advice about procurement of hospital equipment
Who can make use of the services?
Referral for in-patients and out-patients is through a request by medical staff .Physiotherapy treatment is always preceded by a thorough assessment to establish patient needs and plan an individualised treatment programme.
Contact Details
Physiotherapy Department
Mater Dei Hospital
Tal Qroqq

Telephone Numbers:  25456600, 25456601

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 7.30 a.m. – 12.30 pm
An out of hours service is available specifically for inpatients.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​