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grey text = volunteer has not yet confirmed their intent to volunteer (please email confirmation of your intent to volunteer to firstname.lastname@example.org).
black text = volunteer has confirmed intent to volunteer but volunteer’s application form for temporary registration, and/or necessary supporting documents have not yet been received by DAISI (please email to email@example.com).
blue text = volunteer’s application for temporary registration with supporting documents has been sent to the relevant Registry Board and is still pending approval.
green text = Good to go! Volunteer’s registration is either not required or has already been approved.
red text = for one reason or another volunteer’s trip has been cancelled.
|trip #4.||2021||General Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgery|
|Itinerary||Name||Specialty||Dates||Origin||Volunteer Agreed||Destination||Registration sent||Registration approved||Hospital approved|
|Details||Dr Michael Buin||Surgeon||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||National Referral Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||N/A||sent 8/2/20.||Not Yet|
|Details||Dr Douglas Pikacha||Senior Surgeon||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Morva Lagoon, Sega||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||N/A||sent 6/2/20.||Not Yet|
|Details||Dr Linda Fenton||General Surgeon||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Maitland Hospital||Yes||Gizo Hospital||Medical registration approved for 2020||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Dr Narko Tutuo||Anaesthetist||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||Medical Registration approved for 2020||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Mr Jeff Fetterplace||Volunteer||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Newcastle||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||Not Required.||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Kirsten Larson||Registered Nurse||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||South Australia||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||application sent||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Georgia Stellios||Registered Nurse||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo||application sent.||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Ben Wright||Registered Nurse||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo||application sent||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Lauren Spence||Registered Nurse||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||application sent 20/2/20||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Dr Sheridan Frisby||anaesthetic registrar||Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Sopas Hospital||application sent||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Samantha Livings||scrub nurse||Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Vanessa Zenzmaier||scrub nurse||Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Vikram Permall||Registered Nurse – Periop||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo||awaiting completed application||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Elizabeth Hanlen||registered nurse||Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Rachel Szep||registered Nurse||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application||Not Yet||Not Yet|
|Details||Kelly Laws||Registered Nurse||Mon 14th June – Fri 18th June 2021||Nepean Hospital||Not Yet||Gizo||no||Not Yet||Not Yet|
This one week trip in June 2020 will involve head and neck surgeon Dr
Linda Fenton, general surgeon Dr Douglas Pikacha, Dr Michael Buin & anaesthetist Dr Narko Tutuo and a surgical Team
It will involve 5 days of surgery at Gizo hospital from Monday 14th June until Friday 18th June 2021.
Dr Narko, and most volunteers will depart Sydney 6:35am Sunday 13th June 2021 arriving Gizo 5pm (luggage allowance 30kg)
Volunteers have the option of staying at Sanbis Resort (special rate of $80 a night)
Surgery will occur at Gizo Hospital from Monday 14th June until Friday 18th June 2021.
Sunday 20th June 2021, the majority of volunteers, will then travel to Vella Lavella by boat where they will stay at The Nepean House (JAC) free of charge, and volunteer for three days (water piping project, teach children as well as first aid training), before returning to Gizo on Wednesday evening 24th for relaxation.
Most volunteers will stay check into Sanbis or Fatboys on Wednesday 23rd June, for 3 nights which cost about AUD$280 a night for a double room for two people. The team will then check out Saturday 26th June 2021, travel to Munda by boat, and depart Munda Airport 2pm Saturday 26th June 2021 (IE 715 baggage allowance 30kg), arriving Honiara Domestic 2:45pm, then depart Honiara International 3:45pm (Fligh IE 700 baggage allowance 30kg), arriving Brisbane International 6pm Saturday 26th June 2021. (flights cost AUD $460). The depart Brisbane domestic 8:05pm (Virgin flight VA992) arriving Sydney 9:40pm. (flight cost AUD $104).
Booking and paying for your trip
Accommodation and flights can be booked through Sally Smit from flight centre, with payment via DAISI’s Donate Now page. In the comments section mention your name and “DAISI Trip June to Gizo” This will generate an automatic receipt. Once payment made call or text DAISI secretary on 0411 248 910 to confirm payment, which will then be transferred to Flightcentre. Sally Smit from flight centre will then issue you your tickets and itinerary directly.
Estimate of costs
$2,175 – $2500 for flights and accommodation in Gizo if staying at Aveala Lodge 7 nights and Fatboys or Sanbis 3 nights)
$2,665 – $3,000 for flights and accommodation (if staying at Fatboys or Sanbis for all 10 nights)
Boat trips and to and fom Munda and Vella Lavella will be additional.
temporary nurse registration
Since 2019 all nurses require temporary nurse registration and all doctors temporary medical registration to volunteer in a hospital in the Solomon Islands.
Please complete the application for temporary nurse registration or application for temporary medical registration (minus the credit card details as DAISI volunteers are exempt) and email it along with a copy of your nurse registration, current AHPRA certificate, nursing qualification, drivers license, passport, and national police records check to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bear in mind applications take 2 months to process.
Visas are issued on arrival for all Australian passport holders.
Malaria Prophylaxis & Vaccines
It is recommended that you see your GP prior to visiting to receive vaccination and anti-malarial advice. Most volunteers take Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil 250 mg/100mg) film-coated tablets