Local firm builds houses for nurses in Mt Hagen


A local construction company has built and donated a new three-bedroom house to Western Highlands health authority to address accommodation problems face by health workers.
Paul Berry, owner of Stewart Construction, built the houses on Mt Hagen General Hospital land.
He handed over the keys to the authority last Wednesday.
The authority handed over the house to nurses in appreciation of their tireless efforts in caring for patients every day.
Acting director of nursing Sr Janet Yamu and her deputy Michael Kaweya were full of praise for the contractor and authority for the kind donation.
Yamu said it was history in the making for a building contractor to give away an expensive property like a house freely.
She thanked Berry for helping to meet housing needs for nurses
Yamu said about six of the 200 nurses lived in hospital accommodation while majority lived outside and came to work day and night.