Helena Goldie Hospital (HGH) is a 68-bedded second level care hospital situated in Munda, Western Province of Solomon Islands.
The hospital was established in 1903 and looks after 15 clinics in the area comprising North New Georgia, Vona Vona Lagoon, Roviana Lagoon and Rendova Islands. The estimated population within the area is over 26,000. HGH recently has qualified for Baby Friendly Hospital status.
Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips
*Cholesterol Checker Machine & Strips and Pulse Oximeter
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), *VDRL Rapid Test Kits, *Hepatitis B Test Kits, and *HIV Rapid Test Kits
TAB Buscopan Tab
Paediatric Handbook, Surgical Oxford Handbook, Immunological Handbook, Obstetrices & Gynical Oxford Handbook, Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Harrisons Principle of Medicine Textbook, Haemological Clinical Textbook, Harper’s Biochemistry Textbook, and Pacific Pidgin
Small Solar Panels and Solar Lantern Lights
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.