Vila Central Hospital Port Vila, Vanuatu
Hospital descriptionThe hospital is in the city of Port Vila on the main island (Efate). The hospital is set on the side of a hill overlooking a lagoon and is 10 minutes walk from the town centre. The hospital has 4 wards – medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity, as well as 2 theatres, a radiology department (with ultrasound) and a very busy outpatients. The staff have high morales and are extremely friendly. They are very willing to help with language difficulties and include the students in sporting activities.
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Q Does anyone know of cheap accomodation in Vanuatu for one person? I will be staying there 2 months. I tried Coral motel but that's still $510 AUS a week and tried Coconut Palms but they priced the cheapest at 120,000VT a night
Q Does anyone have an email address for this hospital that has been replied to, or any tips for getting in contact?
Sarah Jane Grant
Q Hello. Does anyone knows whether I would need a visa for my elective in Vanuatu?
Lee Shen Yap
Q Hello, I posted and emailed an application to Mr Tokon and provided a phone number, address and email that he could respond to before Easter and I've still heard nothing. I did the same for the northern district hospital in Luganville and I've heard nothing there either. I don't have access to a fax machine, could you please suggest what I try next? Thanks
Q Hello, I am thinking of coming to Vanuatu in Feb-March, but I am worried about the weather. It is meant to be the end of the cyclone season and I was wondering how much of a problem cyclones were and how dangerous it might be. Thanks!
Q Hi! Just wondering if anyone had had any luck contacting the Dr. Ilo via email since he became appointed? I was prepared to make a long distance call to Vanuatu to contact Mr. Tokon but if anyone has had luck with Dr. Ilo via email would save me a lot of money! Thanks.
Q Hi guys, I am doing a 4wk elective from April 14th to may 9th. Where is good to live?/ is there anyway else going there at the same time who'd like to share an appartment?
Q Hi Guys, I'll be in Port Vila this May-June and just wondering if I'll need a white coat for hopsital work? I dont need it for my first half of my elective and would rather not carry one half way around the world if I don't have to! Cheers, Ed
Q Dear Guys, as our university is strictly ordered in their guidelines for international electives we need to know whether the hospital is affiliated to any university? Is the number of beds which is written correct? We hope that you can give us a positive answer because we already have the confirmation of the hospital and would really like to absolve our elective at Vanuatu:( Thanks! Verena and Amelie
Q Hi, I am going to be in at this hospital for part of my elective this summer and I need some advice concerning accommodation at Coconut Palms Resort; in the older reviews on this website students have mentioned a communal kitchen there; but a communal kitchen is not advertised on their website/tripadvisor etc. If anyone is able to let me know if there is still a communal kitchen there with at least just a hob to cook on that would be very helpful! Thanks.
Q Hi, I've been trying to get in touch for a couple of months now but not having any luck. Tried Dr Ilo, Dr Bleodora and Asha Sine at the WHO but I'm not getting any replies. When I rang up, they gave me some emails for the main doctors in the hospital but Ive had no reply from them either, the admin team didn't seem to know who to refer to since Dr Ilo has left. Probably won't call again just due to cost. Any ideas on how best to get in touch and organise?
Q Hi Guys, thinking of trying to sort an elective out for june 2015. Would you say that 8 weeks would be too long? Our medical school only allows 2 x 4 or 1 8 week period in the same country, ( or 4 weeks uk, 4 weeks overseas)?
Q Hi! Has anyone received a reply from the email address put here, Asha or Griffith? I haven't heard anything. Are there any other contact details? Thanks!