The Fijian Solution to a Pacific Problem
To save the lives of thousands of children and fulfilling a true need for Fiji and the South Pacific, the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji in association with the Government of Fiji is planning to setup a Pediatric Cardiac Hospital in Fiji’s Capital City of Suva.
The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital is a boon for the children and their parents of Fiji and the entire South Pacific region.
But what is so unique about this project? These heart surgeries performed on Children from the ages of zero to sixteen will be done completely free of charge! there will be no billing department at all.
Our Mission is to provide free and quality healthcare to everyone in the South Pacific irrespective of religion, race or ethnicity.
This will be a beacon of light and a ray of hope for the poor and needy children with Congenital Heart Disease and will save the lives of these unfortunate children of Fiji, and the neighbouring Pacific island countries including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu, Cook Islands & Niue.
To adhere to the aesthetics and design of the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani brand, a central heart-shaped structure will define the Hospital. This central structure depicting the spiritual reception, represents the underlying principles of the Foundation, Love & Service. In this case, “love” representing the concept of this Hospital to be “a temple of healing”, and “service” representing “a rectification of congenital heart defect without any cost to the family”.
The Hospital will feature a specialised Operation Theatre with all the necessary backup support needed for Pediatriac Cardiac surgeries. There will also be a Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab), a ten-bed ICU ward and backed up with a ten-bed recovery ward. The Hospital will provide all necessary backup support for Doctors, Nurses and administrative personnel. A commercial kitchen will also provide the necessary culinary provisions to patients and the Hospital personnel.
The Foundation’s vision to develop and upskill local personnel has also been factored into the design with a Training Centre which will have high-levels of technological provisions to enable video-conferencing facilities.
The interior design features will cater towards a vibrant and fun-filled atmosphere appealing to children. The Hospital will also feature a decent indoor/outdoor play area to aid in the recovery of children.
The Hospital will also allow for a Cafeteria for families and visitors and possibly a convenience store and flower & balloon booth for visitors coming to see their loved ones.
The area of the building is approximately 2,000 square metres (approx. 21,527 square feet) and comprises of a single storey steel-framed structure on a concrete slab with concrete block-work exterior walls, gibson-cladded steel framed internal partitions with vinyl and ceramic floor coverings and aluminium framed glass windows.