PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT: The President and Mrs Vella meet Maltese patients and their relatives at the Puttinu apartments in Sutton

The President of Malta and Mrs Vella met and talked to Maltese patients and their relatives who are residing in apartments belonging to Puttinu Cares in Sutton, London.

At the moment, 19 families of patients undergoing treatment in London hospitals reside here. These families are also being provided help by the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.

The President and Mrs Vella praised the efforts made by Puttinu Cares along the years, which since 2004 has provided accommodation in Martin Court and for the fact that for the last six years, the service was extended to Puttinu House in Cheam Road, Sutton.

Mrs Vella encouraged patients to keep strong, and to nurture the hope of returning to Malta as soon as they receive the necessary treatment in London.

In the meantime, the President and Mrs Vella continued paying visits to more hospitals where Maltese patients are recovering. In Moorfields Eye Hospital, which specializes in ophthalmology treatment, President Vella expressed satisfaction for the high level of treatment given to Maltese patients with eye problems, such as tumours, blindness, and glaucoma.

In King’s College Hospital, President Vella mentioned the bilateral agreement between Malta and the United Kingdom by means of which Maltese patients are benefiting, including those patients needing kidney transplants which are specifically carried out in this hospital.

Source: Government of Malta