Since 1964, we have been at the forefront of nearly every health initiative from the colonial administration to the independent government.
The hospital was developed to serve the people of Lae and Morobe Province and was constructed in the early 1960s and officially opened on April 17, 1964. It was named in memory of the Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU) whose members distinguished themselves during the Second World War in Lae and its surrounding areas.
The hospital accommodated 412 in-patients and to provide specialist services to the people of the Sepik, Madang and Morobe provinces.
The National Cancer Centre Radiation Therapy Facility was added in 1971 and was officially opened by Dr. R. Taureka, Minister for Health, on 2nd June, 1972. The purpose-built Radiotherapy Department consisted of a cobalt super voltage machine and bunker, clinic, offices and space for a superficial x-ray skin machine (added in 1974) and a simulator. A new two-bed locked ward and radioactive hot lab located next to the operating theatres to serve patients treated with caesium insertions.
The Gware Wing and the Children’s Outpatient Department building were constructed in the early 1990s as a gift from the Japanese government. The Gware wing was named in honour of Muttu Gware’s father; a former chairman of Ahi Holdings for his contribution to the health sector in Morobe Province.