New Angau Memorial Hospital Birthing Ward in Lae
A new Angau Memorial Hospital Birthing Ward in Lae was opened on 1 June 2021.
The new Birthing Unit consists of 10 private birthing suites, 8 observation beds, as well as other specialised equipment and facilities and are part of the ANGAU Hospital redevelopment project supported by the Australian Government in partnership with PNG Government.
Together with the new birthing ward, a children’s outpatient department and pathology unit are part of the Australian funded redevelopment works currently underway at ANGAU.
The ANGAU hospital redevelopment is Australia’s largest single infrastructure project in Papua New Guinea since Independence, valued at over $200 million Australian dollars, or K500 million.
ANGAU is a tertiary referral hospital for PNG’s north coast and highlands provinces, and its redevelopment will provide improved health services for millions of Papua New Guineans.
ANGAU hospital clinical and non-clinical staff have benefitted from comprehensive training programs, delivered by PNG and Australian clinical experts and local training institutions. A clinical team from Australia will be at ANGAU to assist over the next three months. The 12 Australian medical experts, comprised of Infectious Disease Specialists, Emergency Nurses and Midwives, will be working side-by-side with PNG healthcare workers.
The team represents a core component of the ongoing Clinical Support Program supported by the PNG-Australia Partnership and will be based at Port Moresby General Hospital and Angau Memorial Hospital, Lae, to provide mentoring and training support as part of a long-term commitment to improve healthcare services in PNG.