Opening of ANGAU Memorial Hospital Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon. Richard Marles MP, joined Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. John Rosso MP, Minister for Health, the Hon.
Lino Tom MP and Morobe MPs, to open the redeveloped ANGAU Memorial Provincial Hospital, Australia’s largest single infrastructure investment in PNG since independence.
The project will position ANGAU as a leading healthcare provider for Papua New Guinea, serving the people of Morobe Province, and beyond, and providing health workers with the facilities and equipment to provide high quality care and improve health outcomes for patients.
The state-of-art health facility is being delivered alongside a comprehensive commissioning and clinical upskilling program to ensure that equipment is properly installed, staff are trained and there is an effective transition to the new facilities.
The acute facilities, like the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, will commence operations next year.
Australia has also supported new rural and urban health facilities in Morobe Province which will play an important role in managing the overall flow of patients, through referrals.
Deputy Prime Minister Marles said “Together, we’re working to realise the PNG Government’s ambitions for the health sector and achieve the important agenda set out in PNG’s new National Health Plan – including access to quality health facilities close to where people live, in rural and urban areas across PNG. ANGAU will have a significant, tangible impact towards this agenda”.
Australia understands the PNG Government’s infrastructure priorities and recognises that strategic and high-quality infrastructure projects are vital for economic prosperity and social development.