Outpatients & Emergency Services

Saint James Hospital has Immediate Medical Care Unit’s (IMCU) in Sliema and Zabbar open for emergencies 24 Hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also find an IMCU in Saint James Clinic, Burmarrad open Monday-Saturday between 07:30hrs and 19:30hrs (excluding public holidays) 

We provide immediate first aid, medical assessment and treatment for a wide range of accidents and emergency medical conditions. The Emergency Room staff members are a motivated, dedicated and compassionate team composed of doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and ambulance drivers.


Patient Assessment

Patients who are in immediate need of being medically visited do not need a previous appointment or referral. We strive to ensure minimal waiting times and prioritise the most urgent cases by assessing each patient immediately upon arrival.

Should your situation require urgent surgery or admission we offer to transfer you into one of our private rooms for definitive care.



Below, please find a list of services found at all of our IMCUs

  • Admittance to hospital (if required)
  • Application of bandages, dressings and splints
  • Application of stitches, Steri-Strips and Dermabond
  • Catheterisation
  • Cyst and joint aspirations
  • ECG and cardiac monitoring
  • Excision of cysts, warts and lumps
  • Flu vaccines
  • General Health Advice
  • GP Services
  • Injections
  • Mini operations
  • Nebulisation
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Travel vaccinations and advice
  • X-Rays


The IMCU is often the first stop for patients; we treat the above, along with other medical issues on a walk-in basis.

  • Back pain
  • Ear aches, infections and blockages
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Minor operations such as nail avulsions
  • Minor eye infections and removal of foreign bodies
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Skin infections such as Impetigo
  • Sports injuries including sprains and strains
  • TIA also known as a mini-stroke
  • Trauma including dislocations
  • Treatment of lesions, cuts, grazes and wounds
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Urinary retentions
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)


Our fully equipped ambulance is also available for patient transportation and transfers from home to hospital between hospitals.

  • 24 Hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Available for all your patient transport needs
  • First Aid and event cover for parties, sports activities and crowded gatherings
  • Fully equipped and air-conditioned ambulance

You can be sure your loved ones will be taken care of in a professional manner and with one to one care at all times, making their journey with us as comfortable as possible. Our ambulances carry oxygen therapy equipment with defibrillator to provide aid in the event of any deterioration of patients whilst in our care. Other emergency equipment is also available. Crew members are trained in advanced life support skills, ambulance aid and resuscitation.

To get in touch with the Emergency Room in Sliema kindly contact +356 2329 1112

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