By 1920, all the hospitals that had been established to treat the casualties of the Dardanelles had been closed. Most of the older soldiers of 30 Coy RAMC had left and their places had been taken by recruits, whose time was fully occupied with routine work, technical and educational training.
On 23 June 1920, the long awaited move of the hospital from Cottonera to the new one at Mtarfa began. Work on Mtarfa Hospital had started in Jan 1915 when the foundation stone had been laid by Sir Leslie Rundle Governor and Commander-in-Chief. It had been left in a partly finished state during the war, but after a couple of months' work it was possible to use it as a hospital. In 1920, the Military Families Hospital was transferred to the old Detention Hospital Mtarfa.
There were no quarters for officers and nursing sisters, or institutes for NCOs and men. In Sept 1922, 30 Coy RAMC moved into Mtarfa Barracks that had been vacated when the troops were sent to Chanak, Turkey. The officers took over the mess and four married officers quarters; the nursing staff were accommodated in two blocks of married soldiers' quarters and the Infant School. The Sgts and the Sgt's Mess and that of the Rank and File occupied the necessary barrack rooms.
Subsequently, after 1924, work commenced on the building of all types of quarters, married and single accommodation for all personnel, officers and sisters. The men complained about their isolation on the ridge which was about 8 miles from Valletta. They were away from everywhere and everybody.
Owing to their partial occupation of Mtarfa Barracks, it was not possible to located infantry battalions into Mtarfa Barracks; the RAMC formed a little colony by themselves. The establishment was considerably smaller than that of the pre-war days. Consequently there were not enough men to raise cricket or football teams.