Nursing and Midwifery Services
Navigate Up
Sign In

Nursing and Midwifery Services

The Nursing Services Directorate is responsible for over 3,500 nurses and midwives employed within the National Health Services. These nurses and midwives are employed across the various institutions owned by the government. Further information on each institution can be found below.

Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care services are offered from 8 main Health Centres across Malta and Gozo and several local clinics. Further information on each clinic can be obtained from:


Secondary and Tertiary Care

In patient care is provided through 5 main public hospitals. These include:

Mater Dei hospital is the main acute general hospital with 972 beds. This hospital incorporates all specialised, ambulatory and inpatient care.

Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre has a capacity of 86 beds and offers oncology, haematology and palliative services.

Sir Paul Boffa Hospital is a 63 bedded hospital offering dermatological services and long term care.

Gozo General Hospital provides public secondary care on the island of Gozo. The hospital has 143 beds and provides general medicine and surgical services, as well as orthopaedic, obstetrics and gynaecology services and also has a renal unit.

​Mount Carmel Hospital is a 501 bedded providing both acute and chronic psychiatric care.

Karin Grech Hospital provides rehabilitation services to patients referred to either from other public hospitals or from the community by their general practitioners.

Further information on each hospital can be obtained via the links below:

Mater Dei Hospital 

Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre​

Gozo General Hospital​

Mental Health Services's-Services.aspx

Mental Health Community Clinics

Karin Grech Hospital

Elderly and Community Care Services

The elderly and community care department manages a number of state homes for older people, including the largest care home St Vincent De Paul with a capacity of 1149 beds. The department is also responsible for a number of services to support older people within the community. Further information on each service can be obtained from:​