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Until when: The forgotten men of Manus Island


IHMS Services from October 2017 to 30 April 2018 (when IHMS handed over the medical care to PIH)

This information was provided by the Australian Government on an answer to question on notice: Senator Stirling Griff, Answer to Question on Notice BE18/209 (7 May 2018).

Manus Island

A general practitioner-led clinic at East Lorengau Transit Centre (ELTC) operating during business hours on weekdays and on Saturday mornings, providing primary and mental health services.

A 24-hour emergency medical evacuation service (note: the coroner in Hamid Khazeai’s inquest noted that this process needed to be clearer for all parties involved).

After-hours care was provided by Lorengau General Hospital.

People who required health care and specialist services unavailable at the ELTC clinic were referred to Lorengau General Hospital or transferred to Port Moresby.

Port Moresby

People who were transferred to Port Moresby for medical treatment were supported by a medical officer and nurse liaison service provided by IHMS during business hours Monday to Saturday. The liaison service was tasked to manage and coordinate the appointments with specialists in Port Moresby.

The services were supported by a medical officer, a counsellor, liaison officers and administrative staff.

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