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Parliament is adjourned until 9:30 am on Tuesday 27 November 2018.  

Special Select Committee into the Quality of Medical Services Provided at the National Referral Hospital

Invitation to make a submission to the inquiry

On 3 April 2009, the Parliament resolved on motion of the Honourable Peter Boyers, MP to appoint a Special Select Committee to inquire into the quality of medical services provided at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). The Committee hopes to hear from individuals and groups that have special interest, knowledge, or experience in this important issue and invites such individuals, groups and members of the public to make written submission to the inquiry.

Terms of Reference
  1. That a Special Select Committee be established to inquire into and report on the quality of medical services provided at the National Referral Hospital and in particular how they are managed and administered and how they may be improved.
  2. That the Committee report prior to the end of the budget meeting of Parliament in 2009 according to the provisions of Standing Order 72.
The closing date for submissions is 12 June 2009.

Submissions are confidential until they are made public by the Committee, which might occur during the inquiry or when the report is tabled in Parliament at the end of the inquiry. This means no one, including the author, may distribute the submission unless the Committee authorizes it. If your submission contains information you do not wish to be made public, please be sure to clearly mark it ‘CONFIDENTIAL’. The Committee will consider all requests for confidentiality, but is not obliged to grant a submission confidential status if it determines that it is not in the public interest to do so.

Guidelines on how to prepare a submission can be found at the Parliament website or in major newspaper editions of Friday 8 May 2009 and Wednesday 13 May 2009.

Submissions should be sent to: The Chairman, Special Select Committee into the Quality of Medical Services provided at the National Referral Hospital, National Parliament of Solomon Islands, PO Box G19, HONIARA; or alternatively, submission can be sent by email to

Public hearings will commence in August 2009. Details will be made available in the media and the parliament website. Witnesses will also be duly informed.

If you would like further information about the inquiry or making a submission, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat to the Committee by email or on (677) 23424.

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