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Waiyevo Hospital

Hand Surgery Week 1

Hand surgeons will offer reconstructive surgery to the hand which would include resetting of finger fractures and hand fractures. Fused or extra fingers/toes can be repaired or removed. Chronic infections can be addressed and tendon contractures can be repaired.

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Hand Surgery Week 1

Time & Location

Apr 22, 7:00 PM – May 01, 11:00 PM

Waiyevo Hospital, Taveuni Island, Fiji

About the event

A  Hand surgeon will offer reconstructive surgery to  the hand which would include resetting of finger fractures and hand  fractures. Fused fingers can be repaired.  Chronic infections can be  addressed and tendon contractures can be repaired. Each day the team  will work at the hospital in the operating theater performing surgeries  on pre-screened patients. Five days of surgery and Sundays are at  leisure to explore the island.

The hospital is a fully functioning, electrified (daylight hours  only) 30 bed inpatient hospital with two resident physicians who live on  site.  There are childrens, mens, womens and obstetrics wards on site  with resident nurses. A very nice operating theater is on site together  with a labor and delivery room.    There is also a pharmacist who often  has a full stock of medications.  We maintain our own supply of  medication and surgical supplies on site.

We need:  Scrubs, circulating nurses, pre and post op nurses and  recovery room nurses. Non-medical volunteers would screen patients and  complete intake forms.

Accommodations will be at AROHA RESORT www.arohataveuni.com . Aroha is a small, family-owned venue with a pool, on the water and close to the hospital.

$3350 USD per person.  Includes:

  • round trip economy class air from Los Angeles to Taveuni Island, Fiji, inclusive of all taxes and surcharges
  • domestic land transfers to/from Taveuni Airport, Hospital
  • all applicable temporary medical and dental licenses
  • 7 nights accommodation at Aroha Resort
  • three meals daily, exclusive of beverages

Not Included:  diving, snorkeling and excursions on your day off.

Initial, non-refundable payment of $1800.00 is due by November 1,  2020. Final payment of $1550.00 is due by February 1, 2021. To make  payment by cc, call Linda Kwasny at 858-414-9891 with cc details. Or, a  check, payable to Loloma Foundation can be mailed to PO Box 2764, Del  Mar, California 92014. Trip cancellation information is available for  purchase on the airline application form which will be sent once you are  placed on your volunteer week.

We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.  You can go online to www.travelguard.com for information.

Taveuni Island is part of the Northern Lau group and offers many  stellar activities to fill your leisure allocation.  There is great  diving and snorkeling, hiking on the Lavena Coastal trail and trekking  up to the Bouma Waterfalls.  The island is known as “the garden island”  where Indians and indigenous Fijians all peacefully co-exist in this  verdant, rural paradise.

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