Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • date
  • Geographical Area
    Western Pacific
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    The Nurses Board of Tonga
  • Address

    Postal Address
    Registrar, Nurses Board
    Ministry of Health
    P.O Box 59,
    Vaiola Hospita

    Location Address
    Ministry of Health
    Vaiola Hospital

  • Phone
    + 676 28-233 (ext:1416)
  • Fax
    + 676 24-291
  • Email
  • Website
    Not available
  • Contact Point
    Sr. Lata Malu
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Ministry of Health
    P.O Box 59,
    Vaiola Hospital
  • Regulatory Body
    The Nurses Board is established and prescribed powers under the Nurses Act 2001. Section3 (2) of the Act identifies the functions of the Board as:
    • to register nurses and midwives;
    • to deal with matters relating to disciplinary inquiries and the cancellation,
    • suspension, withdrawal and restoration of registration of nurses and midwives;
    • to set standards for the education and training of nurses and midwives;
    • to ensure maintenance of the required standards of practice and conduct among
    • nurses and midwives and to promote the development of guidelines and codes of
    • conduct;
    • to advice the Minister on any matter relating to nurses and midwives; and
    • to review the implementation of the Act, the regulations, guidelines and codes of conduct and to propose any changes or modifications, as may be deemed necessary.

    The Nurses Board, under the chairmanship of the Chief Nursing Officer is currently responsible for the registration of nurses and midwives.

    Annual licensing is required for all nurses and midwives. Continuing education/in-services are carried out to evaluate issuance of annual practicing license. (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    The Ministry of Health works in four programme areas: policy formulation and administration; preventive health services; curative health services; and dental health services.

    Primary curative care and preventive services are delivered through a system of 14 health centres and 34 maternal health clinics. There are large variations in equipment, staffing and catchment populations depending on location but, on average, a health centre serves 7200 people and is typically staffed by a health officer and one to three nurses.

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