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Nadi Hospital awaits facelift

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NADI Hospital is expected to get a facelift as promised by Project Bula Mai, a group that will host the second Style Fiji charity fashion show in Denarau on Saturday.

A member of the organising committee Zelda Thomas said the success of last year's show encouraged the group to continue with plans to improve health services in Nadi.

"There are about 90,000 or so people living in Nadi and also the Yasawas and Mamanucas who are depending on this hospital," she said.

"The increasing population in Nadi and its surrounding areas is one of the reasons we wanted to assist in the development of health services.

"We are committed to our objective and will see the facilities of the hospital get improved each year."

Ms Thomas said plans had been drawn up to set some long-term goals that would benefit the people of Nadi.

"We still have a long way to go. The morgue needs to be extended at some stage, the maternity unit could do with a facelift and made bigger."

"Only two delivery beds are there and the Nadi Hospital cannot successfully cater for the increasing population numbers in Nadi let alone the increasing tourist numbers."

She said the inaugural fundraising event, StyleFIJI 2011, held last year at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa was a great success, exceeding its target in raising in excess of $200,000 in cash and kind.