Lautoka Hospital to serve as primary diagnostic centre for Western Division healthcare facilities.

Aspen Medical has welcomed the decision that all laboratory tests and
radiology examinations from public healthcare facilities in the western
division that were previously sent to private diagnostic facilities should be
directed to Lautoka Hospital for analysis and results. This new process is
effective immediately.

Local healthcare facilities will retain the capacity to perform on-site
laboratory tests that fall within their expertise. Specialised and complex
diagnostic tests will be channelled to Lautoka Hospital, offering patients a
comprehensive and centralised approach.

Aspen Medical’s CEO in Fiji, Gavin Whiteside said, “Lautoka and Ba Hospitals
have undertaken significant expansions in their testing and analytical
capabilities to meet the heightened demand arising from this initiative.
Patients can expect swift and precise diagnostics within these state-of-the-art

“This decision by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is a positive
reflection on our upgraded laboratory facilities and expert team. We thank
the Ministry for the confidence it has shown in Aspen Medical. Our
commitment to advancing healthcare services remains steadfast, and we are
excited about the collaborative potential this partnership represents.”