Home care franchise Caremark officially launched its first business in Malta last week. Opened by Dr. Joe Cassar, minister for health, the elderly and community care, the reception was attended by many of Malta’s industry professionals and providers.
The venture, driven by three parties, Caremark International Ltd, Forestals and the KDM group, is the second such international expansion for the brand following their franchise launch in Ireland in 2007.
The joint venture was warmly welcomed by Dr. Cassar as a great step towards private companies and NGOs contributing to the health and social care sector. He said: “The demand for this kind of service – that is, care service provision in the community – is one which is increasingly on the rise.
“I have consistently sought to fetch and support initiatives originating from the private sector which sought to complement the policies, plans and projects of the public healthcare system. I believe there is a place for all in our health system.”
Caremark CEO Kevin Lewis, in his opening address, commented on how pleased he was to be able to work in partnership bringing the new venture to Malta, and how he was looking forward to seeing Caremark’s services operating within the local community.
Caremark (Malta) is preparing to open its first office in San Gwann, with the new collaboration between Malta’s business professionals and Caremark International Limited hailed as the first of its kind to come to the island. The company expects to create around 100 new jobs in total.