Catholic Church Health Services PNG
Secretary Sr Jadwiga Faliszek
Catholic Church Health Services is the Health Commission under the Catholic Bishop Conferences of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
CCHS was incorporated in 2016 and signed the National Level Health Sector Partnership Agreement with the National Department of Health to operate as a separate organisation form the Christian Health Services. The separation was important for the Catholic Church to adequately support the continuation and provision of health services.
It enabled CCHS to directly communicate with NDoH and other relevant Government departments on matters affecting health service delivery. CCHS National office based in Port Moresby manages and coordinates all the specification outlined in the National Level Health Sector Partnership Agreement and reports to the NDoH and the Catholic Bishops Conference every quarter.
CCHS has been providing health care services to millions of Papua New Guineans mainly in remote and rural parts of the country for over a hundred years, dating back to the first Catholic missionaries’ arrival. Located in 21 provinces, CCHS continues to serve PNG through its 256 health facilities, including 3 district hospitals, 2 rural hospitals and 5 Health Training Schools. CCHS reaches an estimated population of 1.5 million annually.
CCHS provides the following services through its facilities; outpatient, community-based programs, outreach and mobile clinics, TB clinics, HIV clinics, malaria prevention programs, nutrition programs, school health, dental health, in-patient care, supervision programs, child health and paediatrics care, material and minor surgical, midwifery services, family planning, disease control, health control, health promotion and prevention (Healthy Island Concept and Eden ), clinical support services – rural.
CCHS has over a thousand employees clinical and non- clinical who are working tirelessly to fulfill the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through the organization’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Being called to follow the inspiration of the Gospel and the compassionate attitude of Jesus, we strive with conviction for excellence in all areas of training and nursing practice for the benefit of the community.
Catholic Church Health Services is an organisation whose members envision enhancing the quality of life of our people by providing a holistic approach to health care through trained, dedicated and compassionate staff.
The Catholic Church recognises that training institutions, medical and nursing services are a continuation of the healing Ministry of Christ. Therefore, our service will be comprehensive and holistic, embracing all people of our nation regardless of creed, colour or social status. It is the desire of the Catholic Church to promote healthy living by supporting and implementing the National Health Plan as far as it is in agreement with the Natural Law and the Teaching of the Catholic Church. Catholic Church Health Services expects all of its personnel, regardless of whether they are paid or volunteers, to practice the values of: