Jan Gloer, COO of Steward Health Care International, described Barts Medical School on the Gozo General Hospital Campus, which he said, “will receive its first students this coming September,” as the “perfect place to study medicine.”
He was speaking during a visit by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to see the progress being achieved on-site.
Jan Gloer explained that the Barts Medical School building consists of 8100 sq. meters over 4 floors. This includes a 150-seat auditorium, 2 computer labs (each for 70 students), a lecture hall for 125 students, a 250 sq. meter library and several simulation rooms, classrooms, offices, boardrooms and more. The top floor of the building includes a 1000 sq. meter catering area offering great views of Gozo.
The Prime Minister, during a press conference on the Campus, hailed the “astonishing advancement,” achieved in what he described as a “state-of-the-art building.”
He emphasised that the €26 million investment in the building “shows Steward’s commitment to the Government, to Barts, and to the patients and staff in the hospitals, and that furthermore, this investment is proof that Steward is here to stay.”
Dean of Education at Barts Professor Anthony Warrens, explained how the Government “has always been very committed to this project and that it has showed an ambition to make this country a regional centre of excellence.”
He said that the school will “soon be ready,” whilst adding that Barts is planning to expand into new academic fields at Masters level in Malta.
The Prime Minister concluded by thanking Steward Health Care Malta, Malta Enterprise, Barts, and all those involved in this project for their “sterling work,” and expressed his pride at hosting this institution in Gozo.
As the work at the medical school is finalised, Steward Malta said that it is now shifting its focus to “building and refurbishing the hospitals under its management.”
Photograph: Steward Health Care Malta
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