Last updated 30.09.2013
Information provided in May 2005 by Dr Kenton Sade, doctor and director of Kirakira Hospital who will soon take up another position. He will be followed by Dr Michael Vavala.
Hospital: Kirakira Hospital is a Provincial Base Hospital, with a maximum of 80 beds however, we are currently using 60 beds. The hospital has an outpatients department, general wards - 2 male, 2 female, 1 children's, and 2 TB wards (male & female); the maternity - 1 antenatal ward, 1 postnatal ward, 1 delivery room. We also have an operating theatre.
The hospital is also the administrative centre for the provincial health services, especially the Primary Health Care Services.
Cases: The hospital sees a wide range of clinical presentations: infections - malaria, pneumonia, are quite common, others such as meningitis especially in children are seen often. We have a lot of elderly with COAD (Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease) without and with complications. For obstetric care, we attend to normal deliveries to complicated ones. Recently we have undertaken to do Caesarian Sections and other major abdominal surgeries such as laparotomy, appendisectomy.
Students: Students can apply for an elective in Kirakira Hospital. Students who wish to experience primary health care will have the opportunity to do so and that can be arranged at the hospital.
Rosalie Schultz: A two-year placement in the Solomon Islands
15.11.04 Japan supports Kirakira Hospital
09.06.06 Problems in Makira Ulawa Province
24.07.06 Kirakira Hospital renovated
30.09.13 Namuga Hospital Project
Makira Ulawa Provincial Health Services:
Total staff: 3 doctors and about 86 registered nurses and nurse aids (44 of them serving at Kirakira Hospital) for an estimated population of 40,596.