The Treatment Abroad Coordination Office is based at the Ex-Outpatient Block, St Luke's Hospital . The purpose of this office is to coordinate the National Highly Specialised Overseas Referrals Programme . Furthermore this Office is responsible for the coordination and logistical arrangements in relation to Clinics carried out by Overseas Visiting Consultants at Mater Dei Hospital.
The Health Department is continuously carrying out feasibility studies to assess which services can be introduced at Mater Dei Hospital through regular visits by Overseas Visiting Consultants .
A number of Foreign Consultants from different specialties are invited regularly every year to carry out Clinics and surgical procedures at Mater Dei Hospital. Through these visits a number of patients will not require travelling abroad for treatment as this will be offered in Malta. These visits not only serve to alleviate the burden of travel for patients and their relatives but also serve as invaluable training and contacts for the local Health Professionals.
Through these visits the Ministry for Health seeks to strengthen the relationships between Mater Dei Hospital and Foreign hospitals.
This unit is responsible for the following services:
- National Highly Specialized Oversees Referrals Programme
- Overseas Visiting Consultants