During a visit made to Dar San Ġużepp in Għajnsielem, Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri announced that this elderly home will start operating from his upcoming March 2024.
It is currently planned that finishings, furnishing and other works are to be completed within the remaining six months.
As of March 2024, Dar San Ġużepp, built on more than 3 acres, will be welcoming the first 120 of its elderly residents.
The minister stated during his visit how the need for Gozo to have an adequate home for the elderly to address the demand of the ageing population has long been felt.
‘Various factors led to the project taking longer than expected – among them the procurement process and the appeals carried out in the courts of Malta. Despite this, we have come to an agreement with the Curia to, due to the unexpected delays in the past three years, extend the agreement for another 3 years.’
The home will consist of 120 beds in ensuite rooms organised on four levels, accompanied by sea and country views. The home is expected to have the highest standards, with social spaces also being made accessible.