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Mater Dei Hospital (MDH) is the only hospital providing acute health care services within the Maltese public health care system. The hospital is located next to the University of Malta, and has an on-site Medical School and Faculty of Health Sciences.

The hospital has marked a new chapter in the history of medicine in Malta. In the early 1990s, Malta felt the necessity to build a modern hospital that would be able to offer excellent acute care for patients as well as operate as an outstanding specialist research and teaching facility.

The new Mater Dei Hospital was commissioned to replace Malta’s ageing St. Luke’s Hospital, which could not be further extended and had difficult logistic and transportation problems. The construction and equipping of the hospital was completed in July 2007.

MDH is spread over a 250,000 square meter complex and it is built on 7 floor levels which include parking facilities for about 2,000 vehicles. The hospital caters for all medical specialties, such as Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Cardiac Services, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The following are a brief overview of the facilities and services offered by the MDH:

• 845 inpatient beds
• 105 day care beds
• 25 operating theatres
• 3 intensive care units
• Emergency services (casualty)
• Outpatient service for all specialties
• Diagnostic services for the whole public health service

Mater Dei Hospital

  • Client: Foundation for Medical Services, Malta
  • Project Start/End: 1998-2002
  • Completed: 2007
  • Area/Size: 250.000 sqm
  • City: Msida, Malta


  • Cristiana Caira
  • Gunilla Romare
  • Eva Berg
  • Ann-Marie Revellé
  • Cecilia Bengtsson
  • Krister Nilsson
  • Anders Medin
  • Carl Molin
  • Dick Lindberg
  • Ursel Mattsson
  • Göran Hansson
  • Görel Steg
  • Bo C. Larson
  • Eva Ek
  • Ove Persson
  • Stefan Andersson

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