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New facilities at CWM Hospital

October 1, 2015 7:19 pm

CWM Hospital in Suva now has state-of-the-art surgical theatres, intensive care unit, a burns unit and some of the newest medical equipment around.

Health Minister Jone Usamate in launching the facilities says this is all in preparation for additional demand on the health sector.

“One of the 2 operating theatre rooms we open today is designed according to international standards specifically for Neurosurgical operations while the second is specifically designed for Orthopaedic operations. The 25 beds Intensive Care Unit has also been designed and equipped to international standards and will not only receive very sick patients from Suva and the Central division but will also be able to provide care to patients referred from the Northern and Western divisions of the country.”

The new facilities that cost more than eleven million dollars are set to meet the demands of patients for the next twenty years.

Hospitals conduct ten thousand surgeries every year, with close to six thousand of these done at CWM Hospital alone.

The Ministry has spent about forty six million dollars on hospital upgrades and new equipment.

Highly trained surgeons and physicians from Fiji and abroad can now perform lifesaving procedures in some of the best facilities in the region.


New facilities at CWM Hospital

August 13, 2014 3:45 am

The Colonial War Memorial Hospital now has state-of-the-art cardiac lab machine and operating theatre.

The new facilities enable local doctors to carry out procedures which previously required Fijians to seek treatment overseas.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says CWM Hospital is well on its way to becoming a regional hub for complex medical procedures.

_"The quality of those procedures is about to be taken to another level with this new facility that is among the most advanced ever built in Fiji. We now have the ability to perform the most complicated surgical procedures – especially heart surgery – in Suva, rather than sending patients overseas.

CWM is about to become a regional hub in which highly trained surgeons and physicians, transform and save the lives if hundreds of Fijians."_

Out of 10,000 surgeries in Fiji annually, CWM hospital performs 6000 procedures.
The Indian government donated $200,000 for the new facilities at the hospital.