NRH operating theatres reopened, resumes services

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) operating theatres have been reopened today Tuesday 17th May 2016.

Full surgical services will now be resumed as the NRH theatres have now been completely renovated.

Renovation of the NRH operating theatres has been satisfactorily completed and the Occupational Health and Safety Inspectors have lifted the prohibition notice,’ NRH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Steve Aumanu says in a statement.

A prohibition notice was issued in December 2015, requiring the lighting, ceiling, floor tiles, air-conditioning and water piping to be replaced or repaired before the operating theatres could be reopened.

This work has now been completed to a high standard, with specialized tiles procured from Australia.

New cases for surgery bookings, elective surgical cases and emergency surgical services will resume as usual.

Meanwhile, Dr Aumanu acknowledges the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Infrastructure Unit for procuring the work, the Contractors, Lee Kuo Kwen and Trade Air, the NRH Carpenter and Maintenance Department, operating theatre staff and the NRH Executive for the job well done.

The surgical services will resume its normal functions and continue to provide full services with the support of its committed theatre staff. Overseas surgical teams can now be rescheduled to visit the country.

Operating theatres at Kilu’ufi and Gizo hospitals can also now be relieved as the NRH theatres resume service as normal from today,” he says.

NRH theatre staff are excited and committed to resume full surgical services for the general public concluded Dr Aumanu.

Source: MHMS Press