ALOTAU General Hospital board chairman Peter Neville has urged hospital staff not to rest on their laurels after being named as one of the five Government agencies with outstanding financial accountability in the public accounts committee (PAC) report.
“There is always room for improvement,” he said after receiving a statement from Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Charles Abel congratulating the hospital.
For Mr Neville, who has been with the hospital for the past 16 years, he was proud of the achievement.
He thanked the hospital’s hardworking staff and management for their dedication in ensuring that the hospital remains one of the best in the country.
The services provided in clean and beautiful settings, coupled with the positive attitudes of the staff shows that despite the daily problems, they managed to give their best to the patients.
Mr Neville said this recognition came from the successful up-to-date audits which the hospital was able to supply to the PAC.
“We were given an incentive fund of K10 million from AusAID some years back.
We have shown that the money had been used for the purpose intended, one of which was the new operating theatre.
“From this, we also showed that our finance was transparent and we were able to account for everything,” he said.
Mr Neville also pointed out that other than keeping good financial records, the medical records were also in high demand.
“At many high class health conferences, statistics used for all sorts of medical ailments came from this hospital,” he said.