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The Sacra Infermeria, the predecessor of the Faculty of Medicine.

The Sacra Infermeria is tied with the origins of medical teaching in Malta. This is because this was the place where the School of Anatomy was founded by the Spanish Grand Master Nicolás Cotoner. During the rule of the Order of Saint John, the Sacra Infermeria has gained a good reputation, being labelled one

By |2023-05-30T09:21:45+01:00May 30th, 2023|blog|0 Comments

Surviving the Flames of War: The Resilience of the Sacra Infermeria through World War Two and Beyond

The history of Sacra Infermeria, located in Valletta, Malta, is one that has seen the building withstand the devastating effects of World War Two. Despite being hit seven times during Axis bombing raids, the structure has persevered and transformed into what is now known as the Mediterranean Conference Centre. In this article, we will

By |2023-02-28T08:05:30+01:00March 24th, 2023|blog|0 Comments

From Medieval Hospital to “Nurse of the Mediterranean”: The Historic Role of the Sacra Infermeria

In our previous article, we explored the fascinating history of the Sacra Infermeria, from its occupancy by the French to its transformation into the Station Hospital under British rule. Today, we continue our journey through time and uncover the pivotal role that this historic building played in some of the most significant global events

By |2023-03-22T10:15:11+01:00March 17th, 2023|blog|0 Comments

The Legacy of the Sacra Infermeria: A Hospital that Stood the Test of Time

During their extended stay in Malta, the Order of St. John had a significant impact on the local healthcare system. Their greatest achievement was the construction of the Sacra Infermeria hospital in Valletta, which became world-renowned for its exceptional care. Despite facing financial challenges towards the end of the 18th century, the hospital continued

By |2023-02-28T07:56:10+01:00March 3rd, 2023|blog|0 Comments

Sacra Infermeria: A Comprehensive Center of Healthcare in Historical Malta

The Sacra Infermeria, or Holy Infirmary, is a historic hospital in Malta that has served as a centre of healthcare for over 400 years. While it is primarily known for its large halls and its role as a hospital, the Sacra Infermeria also housed a number of ancillary operations that were integral to the

By |2023-02-15T11:37:14+01:00February 22nd, 2023|blog|0 Comments

Exploring Malta’s Rich Medical History: Inside Three Wards of the Sacra Infermeria

In the previous blog post, we discussed how the Sacra Infermeria was becoming known as one of Europe's leading hospitals of the time, with several visitors to Malta praising its excellence in records they kept of their time in Malta. But what was special about this new medical centre? The Infirmary accepted male patients

By |2023-02-15T11:19:21+01:00February 15th, 2023|blog|1 Comment

The origins of the Sacra Infermeria in Valletta

The Mediterranean Conference Centre is a major landmark near the tip of the Valletta peninsula. This 16th-century structure, with magnificent views of the Grand Harbour, now provides cutting-edge conference facilities as well as an important venue for exhibitions, product launches, banquets, theatrical performances, and a variety of other events. Originally, however, the structure was

By |2023-02-15T09:42:34+01:00February 9th, 2023|blog|1 Comment
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