Why Choose Saint James Hospital?

The leading name in private healthcare in Malta.

At Saint James Hospital Group, we have over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. We have earned a reputation for excellence and innovation, backed by the latest state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly-qualified professional personnel.

We are the natural choice when seeking private medical treatment, not simply because we have the experience to meet your expectations, but also because we house the very best in modern technology – and the island’s most renowned consultants and health professionals.

Our Mission

To constantly deliver high-quality healthcare services within the community, in a safe and caring environment backed by modern technology and skilled professional staff.

Our Vision

To continually improve our services and facilities by investing in the latest technology, employing the highest level of medical specialists and maintaining a dynamic and motivated workforce which has become the flagship of our group.

Core Values

  • Passion for excellence
  • Mutual Respect
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Teamwork

Our Timeline

1986:
Saint James Hospital, Żabbar, Malta
1986:
Medical Laboratory Services, Malta
2001:
Saint James Eye Clinic, Malta
2001:
Transforma Cosmetic & Surgery Clinic, Malta (sold in 2015)
2002:
Saint James Capua Hospital, Sliema, Malta
2005:
Jamesco Medical Equipment, Malta
2005:
Saint James Hospital, Libya
2007:
Medical Travel Office, Malta
2008:
Saint James Eye Clinic, Hungary
2011:
LiveLife Rehabilitation Centre, Malta (closed in 2017)
2012:
Saint James Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Clinic, Libya
2012:
Saint James Clinic, Burmarrad, Malta
2013:
Acquisition of a 60-bed inpatient facility, Libya
2013:
Saint James Satellite Clinic, Libya
2013:
Refractive Clinic in Da Vinci Hospital, Hungary
2015:
Saint James Hospital Dental Clinic, Libya
2019:
Saint James Hospital, Żejtun, Malta

Meet the Chairman & Executive Directors

Dr Josie Muscat

Chairman

Dr Josie Muscat is the Chairman and Founder of the Saint James Hospital Group. He was born in 1943, and at the age of twenty-two (22), he was elected as the youngest-ever member of the Maltese Parliament. He was very active in politics for twenty (20) years. In 1967 he graduated as a Medical Practitioner. His practice was based in Żabbar where he pioneered the Water Births system in Malta and also introduced innovative medical systems to the Maltese islands including MRIs, Spiral CT Scans, Laser surgery, Laser Refractive Surgery, Key Hole surgery and IVF. Dr Muscat was at the forefront to introduce medical treatments for infertility to the Maltese islands which helped hundreds of couples overcome infertility and become parents.

Following the birth of his sixth child Nicole with Down syndrome in 1992, he was instrumental in founding the Eden Foundation with the aim of educating more than 1,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. Facilitators were introduced into the education system for the first time, and this helped children with a disability to integrate into mainstream schools. Job coaches were introduced and this helped youths with mental disabilities to join the workforce for the first time.

Dr Muscat gave up politics and endeavoured to expand his medical practice by first establishing the Saint James Hospital in Żabbar and then expanded the Group with clinics in Birkirkara, Burmarrad, Mosta, Żebbuġ and the island of Gozo. He also invested in other subsidiary companies also outside the medical field. In 2002 he acquired a state of the art hospital in Sliema, the Saint James Capua Hospital. His ambition to broaden his horizon led him to take the Saint James brand beyond the Maltese shores by opening a hospital in Libya and a dedicated Eye clinic in Hungary.

Dr Josie Muscat is married to Franca and is the father of six (6) children and grandfather of thirteen (13). He is a passionate reader.

Jean Claude Muscat

Chief Executive Officer (Central Services)

Jean Claude Muscat serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for all the services within the Saint James Hospital Group. He has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry in Malta as well as international markets in Europe and North Africa.

In 1990 he joined The Saint James Hospital Group at twenty years of age. As the Company grew from strength to strength, Jean Claude consolidated his position as a key business leader within the organisation and in 2002 he spearheaded negotiations on behalf of the Saint James Hospital Group when the family business took over Malta’s largest private hospital.

Following this takeover, Jean Claude directed the setting up of a new concept aesthetic clinic in Malta, and in 2016 oversaw the setting up of a specialised ophthalmic centre of excellence in Malta.

Jean Claude also headed the first tangible expansion of the Saint James family business overseas, setting up Saint James Hospital facilities in Hungary and Libya.

Jean Claude is married with three children and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Henley Business School (Reading, UK).

Maria Bugeja

Chief Executive Officer (Operations)

Maria Bugeja serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for all operational aspects within the Saint James Hospital Group. Maria has been with the company since her teenage years working as a receptionist student worker during her summer school holidays and growing with the company to where the group is today. She has served and been an active Director of various Boards including Malta’s first aesthetic clinic, Malta’s first private Rehabilitation Centre, and is currently serving as a Director with the Beacon Group (Curia’s media service provider).

Maria has a passion for med-aesthetics and fashion. She launched Malta’s first combined fashion & aesthetic “ladies only” Expo in 2011 which attracted over 10,000 attendees. She was also awarded the “Most-Stylish Entrepreneur of 2011”. Maria today owns and operates Malta’s largest med aesthetic hub, Niumee Concept Esthetique.

Maria is full of energy and her days are just as full as her energy levels are. She is synonymous with her stylish and colourful flair that can be a positive influence to anyone around her. She has a passion to help people, has a strong devotion to Corporate Social Responsibility and has been key in the development for specific less fortunate individuals.

Maria’s dream is to introduce Functional Medicine to the Maltese Islands with the hope of helping reduce the incidence of cancer which is affecting the Maltese population and increasing at alarming rates. She strongly believes that she works in the right environment and with the right company as it gives her the opportunity to develop this vision.

Maria has one child and thoroughly enjoys networking and socialising.