Nursing staff inthe Nation’s capital finally have proper accommodation.
For ten yearsthe Laloki Nursing college stood idol. Perfectly well built accommodation and training facilities left to rot because of poor lLeadersip bythethen health minister.
Today, Minister for Health, Michael Malabag, officially opened housing facilities at Laloki. The Minister wasthe driving force behindthe directive to reopenthe facility without futher delay, revivingthe USD 20 million ADBeproject that was stalled for ten years after it’s completion.
A memorandum of understanding betweenthe national department of health and Port Moresby General Hospital has been entered into to managethe nursing college.
The Laloki nurses college can accommodate over 300 staff. Facilities include:
- 5x 54 bed dormitories
- 16×3 bedroom houses
- 1x in service training room
- 1x conference hall
- 1x dining room
- 1x administration building
- Sport field
- 24/7security, backup power and water
- On –site manager
- Shuttle bus to transport nurses to and fromthe hospital.
52 of Port Moresby General hospitals senior nurses have taken up residence allowing much needed maintenance to take place aPMGH nursing quarters.
The total cost of rejuvenating facilities back to standard is 2.5 million kina. Renovations are still continuing and should be complete come September.
The first in-service training will commence here tomorrow. Minister MalabagsaystheInservice training program will be rolled out to all public hospitals aroundthe country.