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$70,193 Boost For Sigatoka Hospital

$70,193 Boost For Sigatoka Hospital
From left: Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar while recieving the cheque from the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort manager Russell Blaik at the Sigatoka Hospital on November 30, 2017. Photo: Ministry of Health and Medical Services
December 02
16:03 2017

Sigatoka Hospital has received a timely financial boost to undertake the much needed refurbishment works and upgrade the operating theatres to a state of the art facility.

This was made possible through the donation of $70,193.63 provided by Coral Coast Hoteliers to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The funds were raised through the Charity Golf Tournament held by the Coral Coast Hoteliers at Natadola, last Sunday.

The cheque was presented to the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar at the Sigatoka Hospital.


Board of Visitors

The event coincided with the Board of Visitors (BOV) Meeting for the western division which was also chaired by Ms Akbar.

While presenting the cheque, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort manager Russell Blaik said that Coral Coast Hoteliers are proud to make this significant contribution towards the development of Sigatoka Hospital.

He also emphasised on the need for a collaborative support by various sectors to support the health ministry in its endeavours to enhance the health services in Fiji.



Ms Akbar thanked and applauded the Coral Coast Hoteliers for their commitment and support for the development of the health sector.

Ms Akbar in particular acknowledged the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort general manager Peter Hopgood for his ongoing support and commitment for the development of health services to the communities.

“Your partnership with the Sigatoka Hospital is very much commended so please convey our sincere appreciation to everyone who have contributed towards this generous support,” Ms Akbar.

“I would also like to thank the Sigatoka Board of Visitors and the staff at the Sigatoka Hospital for their commitment to deliver the health services.”


About the meeting

The meeting enabled the Board of Visitors and the Senior Divisional Medical Officers (SDMOs) to have discussions with Ms Akbar regarding the refurbishment works carried out at the hospitals and the way forward in addressing some of the challenges to improve the hospital services.

The board members were acknowledged for their achievements and reminded on the need to work with the ministry to maximise on the implementation and monitoring of the action oriented plans to upgrade the services at the hospitals and health centres.



The need for fair representation and gender equality was also emphasised to the Board of Visitors and they were also encouraged to work in unity and innovatively to achieve the targets.

The treasurer for the Sigatoka Board of Visitors, Coral Kennedy described the BOV meeting as interactive and informative.

She also commended Ms Akbar for her strong leadership and vision in recognising the important role of BOV in leading the positive changes for health sector.

Ms Kennedy reiterated that Sigatoka BOV is adamant to work collaboratively with the Ministry of Health to set the benchmark for all the Board of Visitors to raise up to the challenges and take ownership of the health services in Fiji.




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