IN the past nine decades, the CWM Hospital experienced an increase in the scope and range of services it provided to the public along with the expansion of its infrastructure.
This was the sentiments of Social Welfare permanent secretary Dr Josefa Koroivueta during the hospital's 90th anniversary celebrations at Suva's Sukuna Park yesterday.
Dr Koroivueta said the celebration was an opportune time for the hospital's staff to look back at the achievements since its opening on December 2, 1923.
"Being the main tertiary health care referral hospital for the nation, specialist clinical services has expanded and continues to do so with highly specialised equipment and medical items added into the hospital's armament," he said.
Dr Koroivueta said specialised patient care services such as interventional cardiology, urology, and neurosurgery, oncology for adults and children, and advanced orthopaedic surgery were now offered to patients.
"The availability of well-trained Fijian health professionals and the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment combined with strategic partnership with health providers abroad have ensured a high standard of services is delivered to the members of the public when they come to CWM Hospital."