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|trip #5. June||2020||Narko Tutuo General Surgery|
|Details||Dr Michael Buin||Surgeon||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||National Referral Hospital||Gizo Hospital||N/A|
|Details||Dr Douglas Pikacha||Senior Surgeon||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Morva Lagoon, Sega||Gizo Hospital||N/A|
|Details||Dr Linda Fenton||General Surgeon||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Maitland Hospital||Gizo Hospital||Medical registration approved|
|Details||Dr Narko Tutuo||Anaesthetist||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital||Medical Registration approved|
|Details||Mr Jeff Fetterplace||Volunteer||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Newcastle||Gizo Hospital||Not Required.|
|Details||Kirsten Larson||Registered Nurse||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||South Australia||Gizo Hospital||application sent|
|Details||Georgia Stellios||Registered Nurse||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo||application sent.|
|Details||Ben Wright||Registered Nurse||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo||application sent|
|Details||Lauren Spence||Registered Nurse||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital|| application sent 20/2/20
|Details||Dr Sheridan Frisby||anaesthetic registrar||Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Sopas Hospital||application sent|
|Details||Dr Sameer Garg||anaesthetist||Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital||application for temporary registration sent 14/3/20|
|Details||Samantha Livings||scrub nurse||Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application for temporary nurse registration.|
|Details||Vanessa Zenzmaier||scrub nurse||Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application for temporary nurse registration.|
|Details||Vikram Permall||Registered Nurse – Periop||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo||awaiting completed application for temporary nurse registration.|
|Details||Elizabeth Hanlen||registered nurse||Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital||awaiting completed application for temporary nurse registration.|
|Details||Rachel Szep||registered Nurse||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo Hospital||awaiting application.|
|Details||Kelly Laws||Registered Nurse||Mon 15th June – Fri 19th June 2020||Nepean Hospital||Gizo||Unable to get leave.|
This one week trip in June 2020 will involve head and neck surgeon Dr
It will involve 5 days of surgery at Gizo hospital from Monday 15th June until Friday 19th June 2020. This trip was requested of Dr Dickson Boara on 30th Oct 2019, but is still awaiting approval.
Dr Narko, and most volunteers will depart Sydney 6:35am Sunday 14th June 2020 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 15th June until Friday 19th June.
Sunday 21st June, 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 24th 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 27th June, travel to Munda by boat, and depart Munda Airport 2pm Saturday 27th June 2020 (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 27th June. (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