An operating theatre and 20-bed ward at Lae’s Angau hospital was officially opened yesterday. This is part of the interim changes while waiting a major rebuidling of the Angau hospital. The building cost K4 million.
The new developments form the first phase of support of the Australian Government’s commitment for the redevelopment of Angau Hospital.
The new operating theater is fully equipped. It includes a patient recovery area, patient and staff ablution facilities, nurse stations and sterilization.
Both buildings are fully air conditioned, have energy efficient lighting and are connected to Angau hospital’s centralized medical gas system.
Health Secretary, Pascoe Kase, says the National Health Department is pleased to receive the two new buildings. Adding that they will contribute to the work ethics and efficiency by staff when serving patients.
Technical experts are now working to put together a plan for the redevelopment of Angau.
Angau CEO, Dr. Christopher Kenyhercz , says the new development will also inspire the community and business leaders to become involved as well.
The Australian Government is also upgrading the Gware wing.