February 19, 2016

Australia supports PNG's ANGAU Hospital

In recognition of the fundamental importance of health care for a nation’s economic and social development, Australia is pleased to be contributing more than K15 million for infrastructure and equipment upgrades at ANGAU. Working in partnership with the ANGAU Memorial Hospital, this will provide much needed supplies, maintenance and additional infrastructure to improve service delivery and health outcomes.
Items to be delivered over the coming months include medical equipment; a portable ward and surgery theatre; a new dental clinic; ward improvement works; extension of the Intensive Care Unit; alongside essential services infrastructure modifications including a new stand-by generator and uninterrupted power supply solutions.
Today a new forklift was delivered to the hospital. It will be used to improve the movement and storage of equipment and supplies. In accepting the forklift on behalf of the Hospital, the CEO, Dr Chris Kenyhercz expressed his gratitude to Australia for providing this assistance which will immediately improve the delivery of medical services at the ANGAU Hospital . Dr Kenyhercz said: “Since taking up the position of CEO I have been working closely with the Australian High Commission to secure this much needed assistance. This injection of goods, services and infrastructure will help to improve our services at ANGAU, so we’re very grateful for this assistance.”
Australia is providing this support to ANGAU as part of its ongoing bilateral development cooperation program.