I am a medical student from the UK heading to a placement at Savusavu Hospital for 6 weeks. I am looking for cheap accommodation nearby - can anyone recommend somewhere decent and cheap?
Dr. Ishaque usually arranges accommodation. Have you been in touch with him ?
Hi - I had sent a Medical Student to Fiji few years ago (a Fijian elective student) and it is usual that the Hospital where he/she will be working, arranges accommodation. 'Most' Hospitals in Fiji have some sort of 'staff quarters' for this very purpose. There may or may not be a charge, but if there is it will be relatively cheap.
Last year when we (hubby and myself) where in Savusavu we had the misfortune of ending up in the local hospital for 24 hours (not the way anyone plans to spend their holidays) but due to that situation we (more 'I' than 'we') also had the lovely experience of coming across two young British ladies that were there for their ongoing medical training. We didn't get a huge chance to chat (circumstances being what they were most 'chatting' took place the following morning when they accompanied the Doctor in charge on her rounds) but I believe that they were staying in Savusavu itself ... something organised by those that make these type of placements for training medical staff I believe so ... as has been said above ... contact whoever is arranging your placement for the time you're there. Savusavu is a good base to explore from and they seemed content with their accommodation.
I know it's work for you but wishing you a lovely time when you're off duty and much enjoyment of your stay in Fiji.