The redevelopment of the ANGAU Memorial General Hospital is progressing as per scheduled with the building and construction phase of the projects meeting the requirements of the developer.
Officials from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Australian High Commission (AHC) visited the hospital to see the progress on the works going on. Officials included the Deputy Secretary for DFAT in Canberra, Ewan McDonald, Senior Adviser for DFAT in Canberra, Hannah Birdsey, Minister Counsellor Development Cooperation, Australian High Commission - Port Moresby, Ben David, Counsellor Infrastructure, AHC Port Moresby, James Passmore, and Assistant Program Manager for Health, AHC Port Moresby, Lisa Ijape.
They were shown around the new facilities by ANGAU Hospital CEO Dr Christopher Kenyhercz. They expressed their pleasure at the progress of the works and emphasised for more joint partnerships in development between the governments of PNG and Australia.
The tour included stops at the new operating theatre, the dental clinics and the redevelopment of the Lae School of Nursing. The group saw first-hand the development and changes happening at the hospital and its other vital infrastructures that are at the forefront of delivering much needed medical services to the people of Lae City, Morobe Province and Papua New Guinea.