Chanel Home of Compassion Fiji: work begins on new wing

On Tuesday the senior residents and invited guests of the Chanel Home of Compassion in Tamavua, Fiji, took part in a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the construction of a new wing.

The $3.5 million project will increase the bed capacity up to 33, and will make it easier to meet the greater needs of today by the addition of new service rooms.

The new rooms will allow the Home to offer palliative and hospice care to those who leave the hospital with no prospect of a cure and who were facing death.

Sister Emi Frances Oh said “It is just as important to help their families through very painful processes and these facilities, although small, will make it more comfortable for both patient and family members to be with them.”

“We are grateful for the grant of $32,000 per year received from government through the Ministry of Health.”

The new building will be disabled and elderly friendly with wheelchair ramps also being installed for easy mobility for the residents.

It is being built on a 2,000 square metre piece of land and will be largely funded by the Mother Aubert Home of Compassion Trust Board New Zealand.

The construction is expected to be completed by mid April next year.

The ground-breaking ceremony was perfomed by the First Lady Adi Koila Nailatik


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