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Services Offered:

Medical Services 

St.Vincent de Paul offers a 24-hour medical service through the resident medical officers under the guidance of their respective consultants. Routine medical assessments and interventions are carried out at SVP and most medical problems are normally dealt with in-house. Surgical, orthopaedic and complicated medical problems are referred to Mater Dei Hospital.

Dental Services 

An in-house dental service is provided by 2 dentists, a dental hygienist and 2 dental technicians. Screening and management of dental problems are done in-house. The dental service ensures early interventions in mouth problems for the greater benefit of the residents.

Pharmaceutical Services

An in-house pharmaceutical service is available. Older persons resident at St.Vincent de Paul are afforded free medication against a medical examination and prescription.

MMMU Services 

Physiotherapy service

This department aims to provide the best possible physiotherapy services to St. Vincent de Paul Residence by `offering patient assessments, treatment planning and provision of service within an inter-professional team environment. Periodic screening of Residents/Patients in Residential Care Settings to ensure full coverage of Physiotherapy Care provision

Occupational Therapy services

The Occupational Therapy (OT) department offers occupational therapy services to older persons as part of the rehabilitation team and so attends for ward rounds and liaises with the other team members as need be. Home visits are carried out with the aim to give advice on adaptations or changes needed in the home in order to maintain independence and promote safety. Contact with carers of older persons still living in their home is considered indispensable. 


A holistic approach is taken to help clients achieve their maximal potential. For this reason, apart from individual and group therapy sessions organized by OTs, various activities are offered for a vocational and leisure purposes to promote social interaction and improve residents’ quality of life. Purposeful activities are also provided to maintain or upgrade clients’ functional performance in activities of daily living.

Podiatry Service

Podiatry services are offered to all residents at SVP. An initial assessment is done on admission and subsequent follow-ups are carried out by the various podiatrists at ward level. Apart from the normal and routine aspects of assessment and advice on foot care, podiatrists offer an essential service  regarding tissue viability.

Speech Therapy Services 

The Speech Language Department to identify the communication and swallowing difficulties of our residents, to empower, educate and support service users, carers, citizens and other professionals through awareness and prevention programmes in order to optimise accessibility to information and services, developing a more supportive environment to improve overall communication and swallowing abilities of service users.

Day Clinic Service

Infection Control Service

The Appogg Social Work Service at St Vincent de Paul Residence (SVPR) focuses on the psycho-social needs of the clients while assuring their well-being. The Social Worker in this setting Serves as a point of reference to clients and their carers at SVPR, Helps clients adapt and adjust in the residence, Identifies problems of a psycho-social nature faced by clients independently or together with their families / carers, Motivates and empowers clients to cope with their social problems whilst continuing to live an active and independent life as much as possible.

Social Work Services

The Appogg Social Work Service at St Vincent de Paul Residence (SVPR) focuses on the psycho-social needs of the clients while assuring their well-being. The Social Worker in this setting Serves as a point of reference to clients and their carers at SVPR, Helps clients adapt and adjust in the residence, Identifies problems of a psycho-social nature faced by clients independently or together with their families / carers, Motivates and empowers clients to cope with their social problems whilst continuing to live an active and independent life as much as possible.