Posted by: nativeiowan | March 31, 2011

Remember the ol’ playing field at Gizo?

Hospital on its way to being operational

Almost complete: The new Gizo hospital.Almost complete: The new Gizo hospital. 

CONSTRUCTION of a modern hospital at Gizo in Western Province is now in its final stage.

A visit by The Solomon Star to the site yesterday witnessed the construction workers were now neatly making the walls and had completed the concrete walls.

The $126 million project is expected to complete by June this year.

Called the Gizo Number One hospital, the new 60 bed double-floor facility will replace the former hospital which was devastated during the April 2007 earthquake and tsunami that claimed at least 53 lives.

Once completed, the hospital will be the country’s second Referral Hospital -which will provide services for Western, Choiseul and South Western parts of Isabel Provinces – a zone with an estimated population of more than 100,000 people.

It is also anticipated that the hospital will provide and upgrade existing services as well as new secondary health care services which had not been provided in the past.

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