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New Look Hospital Ward Healthier

Sick Fijian women admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s IWA-Lau Women’s Ward, formerly known as Lau Women’s Ward, now have access to better and modern health facilities and care.
31 Jul 2015 17:48
New Look Hospital Ward Healthier

Sick Fijian women admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s IWA-Lau Women’s Ward, formerly known as Lau Women’s Ward, now have access to better and modern health facilities and care.

Thanks to International Women’s Association (IWA) Fiji, who refurbished and re-equipped the ward to a tune of $112,000. The refurbished ward will help patients recover well because of its clean and safe environment conducive to healing and wellness.

The ward also enables health professionals to continue to deliver important health services at a higher standard to patients.

The refurbished and renamed ward was opened yesterday by the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

IWA Fiji president Bubby Mohan, while speaking at the opening, said the project was part of their campaign towards a healthy Fiji.

“We take a lot of pride and have the feeling of significant accomplishment over the project work that we have undertaken in the fields of health and education, and have spent in excess of $400,000 over the past three years,” Mrs Mohan said.

The association is a non-profit charitable organisation which was formed to promote and assist the physical, educational and social welfare of needy women and children in Fiji.

For the refurbishment, Mrs Mohan said some money were raised from a charity ball last year.

In addition to the refurbishment, IWA also donated an ECG machine, a defibrillator, emergency Trolley, two vital signs monitors with thermometers, a nebulizer, weight scales, two wheelchairs, four beds, and five stainless steel bedpans.

“We raised a staggering $152,000 at the Grand Ball Charity event in February, 2014, which offered us the opportunity to donate 19 outreach packages for a whole country community outreach with wide spread health facilities around Fiji at a cost of approximately $130,000.”

Mrs Mohan said they had been in discussion for assistance to the hospital’s Emergency Department.

IWA Fiji, established in Suva 17 years ago, is a charity organisation of volunteers dedicated to making the world a better place, particularly dedicated to improving health and education facilities for women and children of Fiji.

The organisation attracts over 100 members from more than 27 different nationalities, including many Fijians.

The IWA has a proud history of raising funds to support those in need and raising awareness on pertinent issues.

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