A short groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday (23 April 2015) morning at Tuasivi Hospital, where Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi officially launched the start of major extension and renovation works.
In delivering his opening address, the Prime Minister reiterated one of Government’s guiding principles of ensuring the same opportunities are afforded to families in Savaii, as in Upolu.
“One of the primary development goals of government is to improve health services for our people. Improvements to the infrastructure at the main hospital in Savaii will mean improvements to overall provision of health services to families in Savaii,” said the Prime Minister, also adding, “that the future of Samoa is in Savaii.”
The six million tala project, made possible through a financial commitment by the New Zealand Government, will include renovations and extension to the Hospital involving the separation of Accidents and Emergencies from General Outpatient services; renovations to improve services related to Dental, Pharmacy, Eye Clinic, Community Outreach and Medical Records; and renovations and extensions of X-Ray and laboratory services.
The project is expected to be completed by November this year.