Personal Experiences

Reece Adler – January 2018

I had the pleasure of accompanying Dr Adrian Sheen and his wife Suzy in their work along the Coral Coast for two weeks at the start of 2018.  While with them I began to appreciate how healthcare transcends the hospital and even the health centres and pervades every aspect of the community and individual.  The  Sheen’s seem all too aware of this and made great efforts to be sure to share a meal or a bowl of Kava with many of the friends they’ve made over their years of work here.

Our main activity was a number of screening clinics we performed in a few villages and for the staff of some big resorts along the Coast.  The importance…..

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Prema Majumder  & Amelia Varua – January 2017

Travelling to Fiji with Dr Sheen and Suzy was a wonderfully enriching experience for us as the trip enabled us to broaden our knowledge and partake in a wide range of medical and cultural Fijian activities.

We were able to fully immerse ourselves in the local communities along the Coral Coast, including a truly enjoyable traditional logo – a feast of Fijian delicacies cooked in an earth oven, followed by …..

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Sarah Andela  & Liesel Woon – July 2016

Our two-week Fiji trip was like no other as we were given the opportunity to gain clinical and cultural experiences in such a beautiful setting.
One of the main aims of the trip was to conduct screenings at major resorts  and villages along the coral coast. The resorts employ many local residents,  making them ideal locations for general health screening…..

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Emma Cumming and Andrew Wallace – July 2015

We had the amazing opportunity to join Dr Adrian Sheen and his wife Suzy on a visit to Fiji for two weeks in July 2015. It was a very diverse time with visits to multiple local health centres along the Coral Coast as well as the sub-divisional hospital in Sigatoka…….

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Dr Alana Kearsley
 – January 2015

I have recently returned from two weeks working as a volunteer doctor in Sigatoka’s hospital and remote village nursing stations on the Coral Coast. Prior to my visit, Fiji always brought to mind images you might expect to find in a tourism brochure…….

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Alastair Hughes
 – July 2014

For two weeks of my elective during the summer of 2014, I had the privilege of joining Dr Sheen and his wife, Suzy, on a voluntary medical mission to Viti Levu, to help pave the way for the redevelopment of the Vatukarasa Health Centre……

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