Firms join hands to fund hospital

National, Normal

The National, Friday October 18th, 2013

 TWO firms have joined hands to fund parts of the Lorengau General Hospital on Manus Island.

The G4S Australia security firm is partnering Eurest PNG, a subsidiary company of Compass Group, for the K79,610 project. It covers the upgrading of the kitchen, dining room and the children’s ward.

G4S Asia and the Middle East chief executive officer Dan Ryan said this during a visit to the hospital.

“G4S is proud to contribute to the upgrade of facilities at the hospital as it represents our gratitude to the local community and to the people of Manus Island,” he said.  

He said the company was committed to supporting the community, trading with local businesses and employing locals in its operations on the island.

“We believe we have a responsibility to have a positive impact in the lives of people in societies we operate in, especially in this contribution to the hospital that services the people of Manus,” he said.

Australia Compass Group executive director of operations Ross Wealleans said the company was pleased to partner with G4S.

“We believe this partnership to refurbish the Lorengau General Hospital will ultimately make a big difference on Manus.”

G4S is the main contractor providing security and garrison services at the Manus regional processing centre for asylum seekers. 

They were joined by Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin (pictured) for a tour of the refurbished facilities of the hospital.