Who Are We?
The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority was created by the Provincial Health Authorities Act 2007. It was established in March 2011, amalgamating Mt Hagen General Hospital and the Provincial Division of Health Services to have one health system to deliver effective health services to the people of Western Highlands.
The Western Highlands Province has a total of 38 health facilities servicing both the Western Highlands Province. The facilities include one provincial hospital (Mt Hagen), three district hospitals (Tinsley, Kotna and Tambul), health centres, health sub-centres and Community Health Posts.
Improved communications and IT is one of a number of strategies adopted by the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority to improve the quality of care it provides to patients and clients.
Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and a Board of Governance appointed by the National Executive Council to make policy decisions on how the organisation should be governed.