Nazarene Mission Hospital at Kudjip, Jiwaka Province, has received only incidental funding since August 2020. Due to a lack of funding, the Hospital must now look at making operational adjustments to prevent complete depletion of financial resources. Local and National Leaders have previously been made aware of our impending financial crisis and efforts to secure emergency funding are on-going. A Contingency Plan has been developed and will be implemented beginning the week of August 30th if emergency funding is not received or committed.
The Contingency plan calls for the Closure of All Outpatient service to new patients with the Emergency department open to emergencies only. Only emergency surgeries will be available and maternity services will only be offered by referral. The four hospital inpatient wards will be reduced to two wards, thereby limiting the inpatient capacity by half. By 20 September, Hospital inpatient services will be scaled down and staff will go to ½ time hours. No staff lay-offs are planned during this scale down period.
If funding is not received or committed by the 18th of October, Kudjip Nazarene Hospital will commence a process of TOTAL CLOSURE of all Hospital services by 1st of November. These actions are certainly not desired, and we recognize the significant hardship this will create for our patients and staff. We are prayerful that funding will become available and ask for your support and prayers.
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