Malta’s rich history takes us back through millennia, with a backdrop of ports and bastions which stand witness to the way it matured in becoming the benchmark of hospitality and loyalty, of skill and trust. Also a member of the European Union, the country’s strategic position in the heart of the Mediterranean, has allowed Malta to develop as a popular traveling location.
The first-ever official ranking of the performance of health services was launched in The World Health Report 2000. The report looked at healthcare systems and health achievements on an international scale, in which Malta placed second in the world. Malta is also continually progressing on health standards with its opening of new state-of-the-art facilities and their continual upgrading.
The Maltese people are known to be a warm and hospitable community. The country is bi-lingual having English as the second language. This means that all the Hospital staff, Surgeons, Nurses, Hotel staff, Taxi drivers – effectively all the people you will come in touch with speak and write English fluently.
Malta’s weather and climate are strongly influenced by the sea and have a very characteristic Mediterranean flavour. Its climate places Malta as an attractive medical tourist destination with its warm summers, sporadically wet, cool autumns, and short winters with adequate rainfall. The temperature is very stable, the annual mean being 18ºC (64ºF) and the monthly averages ranging from 12º C (54ºF) to 31ºC (88ºF).
Being an island which boasts 7000 years of history Malta is donned with a rich culture and many historical sites to visit including world heritage locations, temples, palaces, caves, dungeons, ports, medieval cities, museums, and a selection of sunny beaches and many other entertaining and interesting venues.