publication . Article . 2001

Hospital management structures in Maltese hospital through the ages

Savona-Ventura, Charles;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Publisher: Michael Triltsch Verlag
  • Country: Malta
Abstract
The spreading cult of Christ the Healer during the Medieval period led to sick-nursing being viewed as a Christian duty. This encouraged royal dignitaries and philantrophic individuals to donate funds towards the institution and maintenance of a hospital or hospice, the management of these institutions being often shared with religious authorities. The Maltese Islands have been serviced by a series of hospitals, the earliest dating to the fourteenth century. In line with the changing governing authorities through the centuries, the "houses of healing" were variously organized to reflect the different attitudes towards management structures and responsibility cas...
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free text keywords: Hospitals -- Malta -- History, Hospitals -- Administration -- Malta -- History
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