BSP Shelters The Sick At Gerehu Hospital

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Gerehu General Hospital patients and visitors enjoying the newly built shelter.

Port Moresby, August 29th, 2017 | Bank South Pacific (BSP) through its Group Risk Management Unit (GRMU), built a new  wait shelter or “Hauswin” at the Gerehu  Hospital’s out patient.

This was part of the Bank’s community project initiative that was officially handed over, yesterday, to the hospital community, by BSP’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Robin Fleming.

Mr Robin Fleming said, “BSP is honoured to support such projects as we are not just a corporate organisation, we understand the hardships that everyday people go through and contributions such as this, will improve the lives of our people. More importantly, these projects are undertaken by our staffs who are also a part of this great community.”

CEO of the Hospital, Dr Steven Yennie expressed gratitude to the staff and management of BSP for choosing Gerehu Hospital for the project.

BSP GRMU staffs with BSP Group CEO Robin Flemming and Health department staffs at the project site

Our patients and caretakers waited outside the hospital under hot and uncomfortable weather. The improvement will now allow for the sick to wait in a comfortable area to be served. The Hospital serves the populated suburb of Gerehu and nearby suburbs, serving up to 200 patients daily. Gerehu Hospital is also one of the top referral hospitals in NCD.

“We have a vision for the hospital, in terms of service delivery and infrastructure development. And while we work on funding for this projects, we are grateful for BSP’s assistance,  as it isn’t the first time for the Green Bank to come on board with such projects,” Dr Yennie said.

“At this point in time the hospital is managing to accommodate the large population of patients and we need to improve and upgrade facilities while we attend to daily operations.”

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The project was initiated on 9th August, 2017 costing K25, 000 and the Staff from BSP’s GRMU also volunteered their time over the past three weekends to ensure this project was completed as scheduled.

The construction of the new Hauswin is just one of 48 worthy community projects in education, health, environment and sports which BSP is delivering throughout PNG for 2017.

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ABOUT BSP

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.

BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

  • 70+ Branches
  • 13 Premium Service Centres
  • 50+ Sub Branches
  • 350+ Agents
  • 500 ATMs
  • 11,000+ EFTPoS

We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.

­­ABOUT BSP COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BSP Sponsorship and Donations focus on many aspects of the community such as;

  • Sports and promoting healthy active lifestyles
  • Education and literacy
  • Nation building and encouraging investment
  • Art and cultural Activities
  • Health and Environment
  • Humanitarian and Charitable organisations that add value to the community.

We are 100% committed to improving the communities in which we operate in. BSP has delivered 287 community projects since 2009, worth over K6.7 Million.

www.bsp.com.pg/About-Us/Welcome-to-BSP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stephanie Waide | Manager – PR & Communications| Email: swaide@bsp.com.pg   or Email: PR@bsp.com.pg

Gorethy Semi | Head of Marketing and PR | Email: gsemi@bsp.com.pg

 

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