PORT MORESBY is home to a new private healthcare clinic which features a fulltime emergency department, pathology department and medical imaging facilities.

The Aspen Medical Harbour City clinic, located at Sir Hubert Murray Stadium complex in Konedobu, opened in late-November.

Aspen Medical managing director Glenn Keys said the Australian company was excited to be back in Papua New Guinea

“Previously we had been here to assist in managing the cholera outbreak in 2010 but it is nice to be back for a long haul,” he said.

“We have been working for many years in the Solomon Islands supporting our clients there with a fully-equipped mobile hospital and our Aspen Medical Harbour City clinic will ensure that PNG benefits from that world-class capability.”

The facility is a joint venture between Aspen and PNG’s Curtain Bros.

“It has been a pleasure to work with our partners at Curtain Bros Papua New Guinea Limited to bring this clinic to the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium complex,” Mr Keys said.

“Their 40-plus years in PNG and reputation for quality and sound financial management made it a perfect fit for us in bringing the clinic to Port Moresby.”

Curtain Bros general manager Justin McGann said the company was “delighted” to partner with Aspen.

“They are a company with unparalleled experience in providing healthcare to resources companies or on behalf of state and national governments,” he said.

“Industry and the public is set to benefit from their arrival in PNG. ”

“The clinic is non-exclusive and offers competitive pricing with differing access levels for corporate clients and individuals supported by medical insurance policies,” the companies said.

“Services are also being extended to the general public where financial fee-for-service criteria have been met at the time of presentation.”

The clinic also offers house calls, a road ambulance, a low dependency ward, and pre-employment medicals.