Children’s Out-patient Department gets a major facelift

Children’s Out-patient Department gets a major facelift

The Children’s Out-patient Department (COPD) of Mt Hagen Hospital will soon be more spacious and more conducive for children to receive treatment.

In its continued efforts to provide a healthier and more friendly environment for children to receive treatment, the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority is spending in excess of K350,000 to renovate the existing building.

Lack of space for overnight observation and treatment and consultation, is now a thing of the past.

The renovation will provide fresh air and a better work station for nurses, health extension officers and doctors.

Work on the renovation of the COPD started in December 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-March this year.

A local building contractor, Eco Engineering Ltd has been contracted to carry out the renovation work.

The COPD shares the same building as the Emergency Department and the Adult Out-patients Department which were renovated and opened for use in August last year.

The new-look COPD will have a bigger waiting area for patients, more consultation rooms, more overnight observation beds, separate showers and toilets for patients and clinicians, tea room and change room for clinicians and a bigger treatment area.

The renovated building will also be fitted with ventilators and air conditioners as well as a hot water system, similar to the Emergency Department.
 

Workmen preparing to cut some timber for a specific job.
Workmen preparing to cut some timber for a specific job.

 

Project Supervisor, Stanis Pilakue (left) watches as a carpenter sorts out some timber to be used.
Project Supervisor, Stanis Pilakue (left) watches as a carpenter sorts out some timber to be used.

 

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