Angau plans to build new hospital

Lae News, Normal

The National – Tuesday, February 8, 2011

THE Angau Memorial Hospital is planning to redevelop into the most modern innovative and specialised hospital in the country, hospital’s board chairman Benson Nablu said.
He said last Friday during the swearing-in of board members that the plans were to build a new hospital equipped with the latest equipment with staff committed to provide better effective medical services to the community.
Nablu retained his post after his three-year term expired at the end of last year.
He will chair a board that includes deputy chairman Dr Graham Atkins, who is serving his fourth term, church representative Fr Arnold Schmitt (third term) and hospital staff representative Dr Alphonse Rongap Sr (second term).
The board members were sworn in by Lae District Court’s family and juvenile magistrate Lorna Sani recently.
Nablu acknowledged the national government for having confidence and trust in the board members by reappointing them to the positions.
He said the hospital staff from various department’s were “very supportive in providing relevant information to the board for crucial decision making while committing invaluable effort for patient care”.
Nablu also assured the hospital staff that the board would continue to work towards ensuring patient care and needs were well looked after.
Members that were absent were Nellie McLay and John Baure (community representatives), Naomi Wilkins (women’s) and Dr Micah Yawing (provincial health) and John Clark (business).