THE Western branch of the Fiji Cancer Society and Rotary Club of Fiji have embarked on a project to repair parts of Lautoka Hospital.
Society committee member Milika Wata-Marshall said they planned to work on the outside verandah and roofing damaged by Cyclone Evan last year.
"This will be a Rotary-funded project through the Rotary Club of Lautoka," said Ms Wata-Marshall.
"Plans are ongoing to purchase hardware to proceed with this area of the Children's Ward.
"The clothesline was non-existent for children admitted for days and weeks, leaving parents no alternative but to hang clothes on fences and on lines tied to posts.
"This will be taken on by works done by Rotary when the roofing works start."
Ms Wata-Marshall said the cost had been estimated at $7000 while ICI Dulux Paint supplied paint required for the work.
"A children's playroom initially set up five years ago has been turned into a mother's room by staff nurses of the Children's Ward."
Members of the Western branch will meet soon to discuss ways to improve cancer awareness through the community.