Taveuni Hospital,Reconstructive Surgery

  • Bob Sykes
  • Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Taveuni Island

Taveuni Hospital, General Medical and Reconstructive Surgery —12 May-21 May, 2017

Map2This team will be returning to perform reconstructive surgery at the Taveuni Hospital. Each day, the team will work at the hospital in the operating theater performing surgeries on pre-screened patients. We are looking for an anesthesiologist, nurses and non-medical screeners. Five days of surgeries and Saturdays are at leisure to explore the island.

The hospital is a fully functioning, electrified (daylight hours only) 30 bed inpatient hospital with two resident physicians who live on site.  There are childrens, mens, womens and obstetrics wards on site with resident nurses. A very nice operating theater is on site together with a labor and delivery room.    There is also a pharmacist who often has a full stock of medications.  We maintain our own supply of medications and supplies on site.

$3320.00 USD per person.  Includes:

  • round trip economy class air from Los Angeles to Taveuni Island, Fiji, inclusive of all taxes and surcharges
  • domestic land transfers to/from Taveuni Airport, Hospital
  • all applicable temporary medical and dental licenses
  • 7 nights accommodation at Aroha Resort
  • three meals daily, exclusive of beverages

Not Included:  diving, snorkeling and excursions on your day off.

Accommodations will be at AROHA RESORT  www.arohataveuni.com . Aroha is a small, family-owned venue with a pool, on the water and close to the hospital.

To reserve space on this mission requires a non-refundable deposit of $1800.00. Payment is due by November 1, 2016 to reserve your space. Final payment of $1520.00 is due by February 15, 2017. Trip insurance is highly encouraged and there will be link for purchase on the Airline portion of the application which will be sent once you are formally placed with your volunteer team week.

Taveuni Island is part of the Northern Lau group and offers many stellar activities to fill your leisure allocation.  There is great diving and snorkeling, hiking on the Lavena Coastal trail and trekking up to the Bouma Waterfalls.  The island is known as “The Garden Island” and sports a rural population of 13,000 Fijians.  Indo-Fijians, part-europeans, chinese and indigenous Fijians all peacefully co-exist in this verdant, rural paradise.

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We are looking forward to our 16th very productive year serving the basic medical, surgical and dental needs of rural Fijians.  Come join us!  For those of you who haven’t been on our trips, please visit our web page at www.Lolomafoundation.org to learn more about our last trip.  We work hard, always allowing time to take in the physical beauty and culture of this amazing country.

Need help raising money to join one of our missions?  Our volunteers have successfully used www.gofundme.com .  Check it out.

Vinaka!

Linda Kwasny

Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation

Lkwasny@Lolomafoundation.org

 

About Author: Bob Sykes

Bob Sykes is a founding board member, Treasurer, and Logistics Coordinator for the Loloma Foundation's medical and educational missions, and he also manages the Foundation’s website and public relations activities.