2000 Dec 5 - Loans to the Ministry for Gozo - Meals-on-Wheels Service

Loans to the Ministry for Gozo - Meals-on-Wheels Service

In 2000, The FSEG supplied a new Motor Vehicle (Van) to deliver meals-on-wheels to persons in their home. This donation was instrumental in the establishment of the first ever meals-on-wheels service in Gozo through a public-social partnership between the Gozo Ministry, the Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo, and the Moviment Azzjoni Socjali.

Meals-on-Wheels van

For 15 years, this vehicle delivered a yearly average of 6000 meals in Gozo, working 365 days a year; it eventually became unservicable in mid-2015.

2000 Jan Past Notable Loans to Gozo General Hospital

Past Notable Loans made by the FSEG to Gozo General Hospital

portable ultrasound

  • A Renal Dialysis machine
  • A Gastroscope
  • A Resectoscope
  • A Colposcope
  • A Microtome with cryostat facility
  • Two Electrotherapy unit, andtwo Suction Therapy units
  • equipmentThree adjustable couches for different purposes
  • An Electronic Infusion pump
  • A patient-controlled Syringe Pump
  • donated equipmentAn electronic "Resusci-Anne" manikin for CPR training
  • Two patient lifters
  • Folding beds for parents of paediatric patients (sleeping overnight in hospital)
  • Medical & nursing books and journals for the hospital library
  • An air-conditioned bus for patient transport between the Gozo and Malta hospitals (jointly with "Maria Bugeja Cancer Support Foundation")
  • Interferential Units for Physiotherapy Department.
  • Automated External Defibrillators
  • Portable Ultrasound Machine
  • Pulse-oxymeters and CO-oxymeter
  • Complete Gymn Equipment 
  • Kitchen equipment: Microwave ovens, Food Blenders, Juice Extractors
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Drier
  • Wheelchairs
  • Commodes
  • Huntleigh Sonic Aid Fetal Dopplexdonated equipment

FSEG supports Gozitan business in helping save lives

Written by Marion Zammit. Posted in News.

The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo (FSEG) has supported a Gozitan business in making available to the general public, two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Earlier this year, Distinct Homes Limited approached the FSEG with its wish to install an AED outside each of its showrooms – one in Gozo and another in Malta – which lie on main roads that daily see a substantial amount of traffic and people passing through. The equipment is a contribution towards the community the business is established in, and has been installed in a prominent external area for use by the general public. This is the first time that a private entity, on its own, invests in equipment such as an AED for use by the public.

One AED has now been installed on Pope John Paul II Street in Victoria, Gozo and a second one is in the process of being installed in Mdina Road, Attard. The company intends to organise demonstration sessions of how the equipment works, which will be available free of charge to the general public. More information will be published in due course.

The FSEG immediately supported this initiative and encourages other businesses, organisations and entities to contribute towards the most vulnerable in the community.

Used in the first minutes after a cardiac arrest, an AED can make the difference between life and death. It is an easy to use portable tool that provides a step-by-step vocal guidance and can be used by persons outside the medical field.

The equipment was inaugurated by the Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana, Minister for Gozo, earlier this month.

Dr John B Pace, on behalf of the FSEG, said that saving lives is the most important way that the organisation can help the sick and the elderly and AEDs are safe life-savers even in the hands of non-medical people.

In its quest for the wellbeing of the sick and the elderly in Gozo, the FSEG welcomes and supports such community care initiatives and eagerly encourages other businesses in Gozo to take similar endeavours for the benefit of the population at large.

The FSEG has been providing several services on a voluntary basis for more than 30 years, including equipment on loan, such as mechanized beds and other tools, to improve the day-to-day care and comfort of the sick and the elderly in their private homes.