17 May 2016

Solomons' national hospital to be moved

11:14 am on 17 May 2016
Solomon Islands Referral Hospital, coastal erosion.

Coastal erosion at the Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital. Photo: Supplied

The Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital is to be relocated because because its current locations is prone to natural disasters.

Commissioner of Lands Nelson Naopo has confirmed a piece of land has been secured at Gilbert Camp on the outskirts of East Honiara.

The government has allocated US$64 million to build a national hospital on a safer site.

The World Health Organisation has previously said that the hospital is in an area exposed to multiple natural hazards, such as climate change, cyclones, storm surges, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides.