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New-Look Boost For Nadi Hospital

New-Look Boost  For Nadi Hospital
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr Meciusela Tuicakau officially opening of the refurbished Nadi Hospital Accident and Emergency Department. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni
April 23
11:12 2016

Dr Tuicakau opens renovated accident and emergency department


Patients can expect better services and comfort with the new-look  accident and emergency department at the Nadi Hospital.

The Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr Meciusela Tuicakau, yesterday opened the newly-renovated department.

“This is where most of the action in hospitals occurs because this is the first point of contact of the patients, relatives and the public and health services,” he said.

“Sometimes life and death depends on the efficiency of this department in any hospital or health facility for that matter,” Dr Tuicakau said.

“From the 2015 annual report of Nadi Hospital, I note that almost 150,000 patients went through the door of GOPD/ED department.

“You can imagine the utilisation of resources, medications, consumables, equipment even chairs in attending to this number of patients.”

Dr Tuicakau urged the public in Nadi, the nation as a whole to embrace wellness in all spheres of life – in schools, churches, families, villages, settlements and work place to assist the Ministry of Health reach its destiny of a healthy Fijian population.

“I am sure the new look department, patients and staff will enjoy the environment while boosting the staff morale to execute their duties well,” he said.

The total cost of the project was more than $5000; with new beddings and spacious rooms for other emergency needs.

Patient Mohammed Suleman was overwhelmed with what he saw.

“This renovation is a good thing; people who enter that door come with serious cases and when they come they want to be treated,” he said.

“I have been coming to this hospital many times because I come for check-ups and I know that other departments too need renovations, but as for the emergency department the  place is clean and it just looks wonderful.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika



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