Who We Are

Erich Vassallo
Head of Home

Erich Vassallo graduated as a staff nurse in 1996 from the Institute of Health Care, University of Malta. He started working as a nurse in St Luke’s Hospital where he formed part of a team in an acute medical ward specialized in respiratory and cardiology medicine for nineteen years. In the meantime, he took part in the delicate project of migration from St Luke’s Hospital to the newly built Mater Dei Hospital. For the last five years Erich was part of the managerial team in the ward when he was promoted to Deputy Charge Nurse. While serving his duties in Mater Dei Hospital in the final three years Erich was leading a team of specialized nurses in a Medical Assessment Unit. Erich is currently reading for a Masters Degree in Health Care Management and Leadership. With Smart Care Malta Erich has the responsibility of Head of Home at Dar Pinto.

Natalie Micallef
Head of Clinical Services

A nurse by profession, Natalie has graduated in 2012 from the University of Malta with a first-class degree in nursing studies. For six years she has worked at Mater Dei Hospital, first in various settings as part of the hospital’s nursing relieving pool, then in a medical ward specialized in respiratory care. For the last year, she has been fundamental in the setting up of a newly-established medical department in Mater Dei Hospital where she was in charge of the dynamic management of the ward. Throughout these years, she has mentored and clinically examined a number of nursing students and has been involved in the teaching of Clinical Skills at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malta. Moreover, she was engaged in the assessment process of IVI training for nurses at Mater Dei Hospital. She has attended various conferences and workshops and is currently reading for a ‘Masters Degree in Respiratory Medicine’ at the University of South Wales. Within the Smart Care organisation, Natalie is assigned as the Head of Clinical Services at Dar Pinto.