FOUR Australians have been dubbed “saints” for carrying out renovation work at the Modilon General Hospital.
Peter Maitland, Trevor Philis, Mike Thomas and Noel Edgell from Sydney renovated the kitchen and laundry area by installing new facilities and building a new roof.
They completed ion a few days what the Madang government was planning to carry out over a few months, costing around A$150,000 (about K349,545). They also put up new lights, repainted the interior and added new fans. Hospital chief executive officer Sister Christine Gawi said her dreams had come true “I can truly say that Madang’s hospital can now be classified as having the best children’s outpatient in the country,” she said.
“I would like to thank these four men for doing something great for this province and for answering our prayers.”
Edgell said they brought some stainless steel items they had managed to salvage from a hospital demolished in a small town last year after the town council decided they did not need a hospital.
“They quickly tore down everything to make way for a retirement home for the old folks. We decided we can put to good use the stainless steel, kitchen items and other equipment,” he said.
Philis said their journey was arranged by their Rotary clubs.
“We are from different parts of Sydney like Gerringong and Kiama but we are friends through the love of assisting others,” he said.