Stroke patients can now complete their recovery at Karin Grech hospital, thanks to a new unit opened at the rehabilitation facility. 

The specialised therapy unit is a collaboration between Mater Dei Hospital and private healthcare firm Vitals Global Healthcare, which was handed the keys to Karin Grech last year in a controversial deal. 

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Health Minister Chris Fearne said the new unit would help bolster services for stroke patients and will complement a €2 million angiosuite investment at Mater Dei as well as the introduction of stroke retrieval treatment, which is used to remove blood clots in the least invasive manner possible.   

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