PAU medical students provide comfort for patients

PAU medical students provide comfort for patients

Patients who visit the out-patients section of Togoba Health Centre in the Nebilyer area of Western Highlands will now have good shelter and benches to sit on while waiting to receive treatment. A group of five fourth-year medical students from the Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in Port Moresby have gone out of their way, spending their own money to build a veranda for the out-patients building to allow patients to sit in comfort while waiting to be treated. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

Hand held two-way radios for security guards

Hand held two-way radios for security guards

Security personnel deployed at various locations within the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) premises will now be able to communicate well with each other and discuss issues affecting their operations. This follows the purchase of 10 new hand held two-way radios for the security guards to use to contact each other on operational issues and for the security manager to monitor and ensure they are at their assigned posts. Continue Reading

Nurses and Management reconcile for sake of patients

Nurses and Management reconcile for sake of patients

Nursing staff of the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority have reconciled with the Management and Board to leave behind their past differences and to work together as a team for the sake of patient care in 2019 and onwards. During a Reconciliation and Repentance meeting organised by the nursing management on 10th January 2019 at the Mt Hagen Hospital Chapel and attended by nurses and some members of the management team, the nurses said they were sorry for the dispute in 2016. Continue Reading

THE INFORMER – November-December 2018

THE INFORMER – November-December 2018

The absence of a specialist cancer treatment centre in the country equipped with proper tools, equipment and manpower to treat cancer patients is a major concern for the Health Department.

And senior health officials are now holding regional cancer outreach meetings with doctors and health administrators from each region in a bid to gather as much information as possible to put together a national cancer program to address this issue. Continue Reading

Mothers and babies die due to not having Supervised Deliveries

Mothers and babies die due to not having Supervised Deliveries

Mothers and babies in the country die each year because pregnant mothers do not visit health facilities to receive professional care and have supervised deliveries. A graduation of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Mt Hagen last week was told that of all the babies born in the country only 60% had supervised deliveries and that it is far more likely (around 50%) of non-supervised deliveries to result in infant death. Continue Reading

Mt Hagen doctors do well in exams

Mt Hagen doctors do well in exams

Doctors from Mt Hagen Hospital pursuing their Masters programs have done well in part 1 of their MMed (Masters in Medicine) examination in the last three years. Out of 40 – 50 registrars who sit for the common core exam each year, Mt Hagen Hospital doctors have been among the highest scorers since 2016, ranking first and third in 2016, first and fourth in 2017 and second this year. Continue Reading

Highlands Regional Cancer Outreach meeting in Mt Hagen

Highlands Regional Cancer Outreach meeting in Mt Hagen

The absence of a specialist cancer treatment centre in the country equipped with proper tools, equipment and manpower to treat cancer patients is a major concern for the Health Department. And senior health officials are now holding regional cancer outreach meetings with doctors and health administrators from each region in a bid to gather as much information as possible to put together a national cancer program to address this issue. Continue Reading

THE INFORMER – September-October 2018

THE INFORMER – September-October 2018

Mt Hagen Hospital now has one of the best Emergency Departments in the country to serve its patients.

The newly-refurbished facility is fully equipped and adequately staffed with two specialist physicians, five medical officers, six health extension officers (HEOs), 26 nurses and five hygiene staff to provide the best service for its patients. Continue Reading