THE Colonial War Memorial Hospital was yesterday officially handed an upgraded Intensive Care Unit from Home Finance Company Limited (HFC).
HFC completed the unit upgrade at a cost of about $50,000.
HFC chairman Tom Ricketts said the upgrading was a prime agenda for the company.
"We know that the ICU plays a very essential role to the life of patients and therefore we at the HFC felt that our money should be used for such purpose," Mr Ricketts said.
He said the upgrade was a six-week project covering five rooms and was done by a reputable contractor.
"The project included the installation of new airconditioning units, new windows and fly-screens, construction of a new storage facilities, installation of a new kitchenette, provision of new lockers for staff, general maintenance and painting of the ward," Mr Ricketts said.
Deputy secretary for Hospital Services Dr Meciusela Tuicakau said the company's effort meant better services to the people of Fiji.
Dr Tuicakau said the upgraded environment would add towards patients' recovery.