Hotel funds work at hospital ward


PATIENTS at Mt Hagen Provincial Hospital’s paediatric ward now have a clean and healthy place to stay at and be treated, thanks to Highlander Hotel.
The Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen has funded ward maintenance, paintings and bought two new television sets with cupboards for the ward.
The hospital also received support from Tinginga Best Buy and Dae Won Trading operating in Mt Hagen.
Highlander Hotel manager Leo Berka said the exercise came under the company’s community initiative project.
“We are happy to give back to the community and the hospital is the right place to do so,” he said.
He said to see changes in a community we need to start somewhere and Highlander Hotel under this project will continue to support change in communities.
Sister in-charge of the paediatric ward Cathy Hagari described it as a deliverance to the staff and sick patients to live healthy lives.
She said people went there to seek medical support and so the environment should look neat and healthy.
“This is a great initiative and also it will motivate hospital staff to give their best when treating patients,” she said.
Hagari said that this would also help people from neighbouring provinces.
She said the support from the hotel has changed the look of the ward and she is pleased with it.
“Patients need to be treated in a healthy environment, this will also help towards their quick recovery’” Hagari said.