Call to upgrade the rundown Malu’u nursing facilities after years of neglect

Call to upgrade the rundown Malu’u nursing facilities after years of neglect

Posted by : Frank Short Posted on : 24-Jun-2022
Call to upgrade the rundown Maluu nursing facilities after years of neglect

24 June 2022

 The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has been urged to consider upgrading the dilapidated Malu’u old nursing school building in north Malaita.

Community Health Nurse Consultant for the Northern region, Lawrence Irobaea recently made the call with a further suggestion of integrating the buildings with the current health facilities at the Malu’u Area Health Centre.

Mr. Irobaea said since the nursing school closed some decades ago, the buildings were not used and are down at the moment.

He said whilst the facilities structures are there, the Ministry of health should consider upgrading them and merging them with the current facilities at Malu’u AHC.

Mr. Irobaea said the old nursing school is behind the Malu’u AHC and any plans to upgrade the facilities will be of benefit to the expansion of the health centre.

He also said integration of the old nursing buildings will also address the demand for health services in the northern region of the province.

He said Malu’u AHC serves more than 50,000 people in the region and the expansion of the health centre should be a priority to cater for the population.

He said the proposal to take onboard the initiative will be an advantage to support the growth of Malu’u AHC in the delivery of health services for the people.

Mr.Irobaea said as somebody on the ground, he is prepared to provide support towards the interest to upgrade the old Malu’u nursing school for the expansion of Malu’u AHC.OUCE

Source – Island Sun newspaper.


The health care needs of upwards of 50.000 people at Malu’u are not matters that should have been overlooked for so very long and one hopes that the government will give priority attention to what it has taken years to correct.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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