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Malta is a former British colony and the smallest country in the Eropean Union. Situated in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea between southern Europe and North Africa and around 93km south of the Italian island of Sicily, Malta is an archipelago of three islands. With a comfortable flying time of approximately three hours from the UK, no language barriers (English is the second official language), an excellent medical reputation (ranking fifth place in the world in the World Health Organisation’s report of 2000, ahead of the UK’s NHS at 18th position) it’s not surprising that Malta is becoming an increasingly popular health tourism destination.
State of the art private hospitals are equipped with ultra modern technology such as laminar flow ventilation (which helps reduce risk of post-op infections by around 50 percent) and outstanding teams of medical and nursing staff. Surgery prices are at least thirty percent less than in the UK. Consider for example, a single knee replacement operation which in the UK can run up a bill of between £8,500 and £10,500 but at St Philip’s Hospital in St Venera (which specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery as well as key-hole surgery) one patient reported paying £12,000 for a double knee operation (bilateral operation), including accommodation. Savings can also be made on cosmetic surgery; a facelift at St Phillip’s costs £2,700 compared with £4,200 to £5,800 at a private hospital in the UK.
The capital of Malta is Valletta, which is a WorldHeritageCity and the cultural, administrative, and commercial centre featuring Baroque architecture, monuments, museums, churches and quaint narrow streets. Malta is well served with harbours, the most spectacular being the VallettaGrandHarbour and sailing enthusiasts will be in heaven with the interesting and craggy coastline and many bays and inlets. There are also great diving opportunities, and Malta is becoming a fashionable yachting centre. Water enthusiasts can hire canoes, boats, sailing boats, pedal boats, windsurfers, jet-skis, speedboats and yachts from the main water sport centres.
The other two islands in the archipelago are Gozo and Comino and tourists can enjoy some pre-operation island hopping and explore the quiet villages in these tiny, beautiful islands. Gozo is the second largest, a rural, quiet and charming island popular for retirement and convalescence while Comino has the ultimate get-away-from-it-all factor with no cars and only a very small population. Cominotto, Filfla and St Paul’s also form part of the archipelago but they are largely uninhabited.
The Maltese people are renowned for being extremely welcoming and Malta offers a very restful and safe environment for medical tourists, particularly for elderly patients, and the lovely warm year-round climate as well as a great natural light which illuminates the island’s unparalleled beauty is very conducive for a sense of wellbeing and health. Excellent surgery at competitive prices and return flights from just £89 puts Malta firmly on the surgery abroad and medical holidays map.
Photos courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority.
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