19 Jun 2017

Solomons chooses new hospital site

4:33 pm on 19 June 2017
Solomon Islands Referral Hospital, coastal erosion.

Solomon Islands Referral Hospital, coastal erosion. Photo: Supplied

The Solomon Islands government has decided to move the National Referral Hospital from the Honiara waterfront to higher ground in East Honiara.

The Health Ministry has taken out advertisements in the two daily newspapers to say the new hospital will be built near the Japanese Monument and to call for tenders from contractors to build a fence around the site.

The hospital's present site on the shoreline is disaster-prone and was flooded as recently as February this year.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services said work on the construction of the fence and the erection of the signboards will start in August.