Fri, Apr 22|
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.
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.