New CWM maternity unit to meet international standard

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after officiating in the ground breaking ceremony of the new CWM maternity unit extension on Friday, June 8, 2018. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE Colonial War Memorial hospital in Suva held its ground breaking ceremony for the new maternity unit extension.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the ceremony and said the new extension was one that met international standards and one that would deliver the complete package of coordinated care designed specifically for women.
“It will be a one-stop shop catering to the physical and emotional healthcare needs of women patients, in a comprehensive facility unlike anything Fiji has ever seen before,” Mr Bainimarama said.
He said the existing CWM maternity ward would be extended to a 200-bed facility with everything one would expect to find in a hospital in New Zealand and Australia.
“We are also integrating clinical services offered to Fijian women to a level that Fiji has never seen before,” he said.
“We’ll be putting in post, ante and neo-natal facilities, a first stage delivery room, a post-anaesthetics delivery unit, eight new delivery rooms, three new operating theatres, a palliative care ward, a high dependency unit, conference rooms, ultrasound and x-ray capabilities, a family planning office, all built to the same standard you will find in any hospital in more developed countries.”