We are excited for the continued growth of our ministry to serve more patients and to grow as a training hospital to train Papua New Guinea doctors. One of the next phases of this growth is the Hospital Expansion project.
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The Nazarene Hospital expansion project was launched today in Jiwaka Province.
The project is funded by the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia through the Incentive Fund at a cost of PGK8 million, with the hospital providing PGK2 million of its own funding.
The project includes a 70 per cent increase in bed space for the Emergency Department; a doubling of surgical space for outpatients and the surgical operating theater; a newly renovated ‘Krai building’; more storage for drugs; a new laundry; an additional obstetric ward and nursery, a new administration building and a dental clinic. The hospital’s contributions to the project include a new pharmacy and laboratory complex, maintenance yard and a biomedical incinerator.
Located in Kudjip, it is operated by the Nazarene Health Ministries and is the province’s only hospital which serves a population of about 400,000 people. Annually, it serves 60,000 outpatients and has a critical need for expansion.
The project will take three years to complete, and is expected to begin operations in June 2020.