Officially opened in 1910, Zammit Clapp has also been referred to as the ‘Blue Sisters’, a name remarking the operators of the hospital at that time. In 1979 the hospital was closed however, it was re-opened in 1991 as a hospital dedicated to the needs of the elderly whereby it closed again shortly after the opening of Mater Dei hospital. In 2012 Zammit Clapp Hospital re-opened as a residential nursing facility for the elderly. CareMalta have been trusted to operate Zammit Clapp Hospital Residential Home under the Public Private Partnership scheme of which CareMalta is responsible for the overall services offered by the home.
All admissions are referred to by the department of the Elderly and community care. The potential resident and his relatives are invited to visit the home to attend an orientation visit, prior to their the admission. During this visit, new residents will be given a tour of the facility and briefed on the facilities offered at the Home.
ACCOMODATION AND ROOM FACILITIES
This facility, is a 131-bedded residential home of which 14 are located in a specialized dementia unit. Rooms at Zammit Clapp are either 4 bedded or 2 bedded with 3 single rooms. Each room consists of a bed, wardrobe and a frigo-bar. All beds are elderly-friendly and are all spinal/hospital beds. Further more other equipment includes air mattresses, hoists, slings, pressure relieving cushions and dyson nettings. All beds have a nursing call alarm system.
General requests and information
Room service orders
Podology and hairdressing bookings
Reporting of faults in the rooms
MEALS/ DINING FACILITIES
Dining Facilities’ – At Zammit Clapp there is a dining room on each floor. Meals are provided through a menu system.Room service is provided for those unable to go to the dining room due to illness or any other certified ailment.
Laundry – Residents’ personal clothes are washed in-house, and included in the daily room rate. It is important that all clothing are marked with proper tailor made labels indicating name and surname. No felt pen markings permitted.
Linen Service – Sheets, pillow cases, towels, and other personal needs are provided in house
Mass is celebrated in the Home’s chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. There is room service Holy Communion for those residents who cannot attend Mass in the Chapel.
COMMUNICATION WITH RESIDENTS
One monthly resident’s committee meetings are organized however an ‘open door policy’ is applied, so residents are free to discuss any matter any time.
SAFETY & SECURITY
Alcohol & Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the facility however, permitted in outdoor premises in designated areas. Alcohol consumption is restricted but permitted
Fire Safety – The facility is equipped with a fire alarm system, fire doors and all necessary equipment related to any fire hazard.