Hospital to offer specialist care

2015-06-17 06:00
PRAKASH DEVEHAND (left), CEO of Lenmed, and David Molusi, mayor of Sol Plaatje, open the construction site.
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PRAKASH DEVEHAND (left), CEO of Lenmed, and David Molusi, mayor of Sol Plaatje, open the construction site. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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mayor of Sol Plaatje, has promised to give support to the new Lenmed hospital that is currently under construction in Kimberley.

The hospital will provide a solution for cardiac patients, who have to travel to Bloemfontein, and even to other provinces, for treatment.

Molusi spoke at the official launch for the building of the Royal Hospital and Heart Centre on Wednesday (10/06). This hospital will be the first of its kind in the Northern Cape.

The ground-breaking ceremony marked the tremendous growth of Lenmed, with ten hospitals in South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana, admitting and caring for over 75 000 patients every year.

“The impeccably designed 100-bed hospital will boast the first fully-focused heart centre and oncology department in the Northern Cape, as well as a full array of multi-disciplinary specialists,” Puleng Sokamisa, Lenmed Health marketing assistant, said in a statement.

The cardiac centre will reportedly provide extensive cardiac treatment options and will include advanced open-heart surgery facilities, while the oncology unit will offer progressive treatments, including radiotherapy.

Sokamisa added that the group had over 30 years of experience in managing and owning private health-care facilities in Southern Africa.

“Lenmed Health manages eight hospitals in South Africa, one in Mozambique and one in Botswana.”

The group looks forward to extending its unique brand of patient-focused healthcare to the communities in and around Kimberley and the province.

Prakash Devehand, CEO of Lenmed, revealed that the hospital would also feature a full complement of multi-disciplinary specialities, as well as a paediatric, maternity and intensive-care unit.

Devehand also mentioned that the hospital would assist in supporting the health and wellbeing of even more patients.

Molusi boasted with Lendmed’s potential in solving the social and economic ­challenges of creating more jobs in the province.

“Our nursing students who study at the Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College will be empowered,” added the mayor.

He encouraged the continuation of investment in the province by more private businesses.

As part of Lenmed’s social responsibility programme, Lenmed Health introduced the Right to Sight campaign, which involves a free cataract surgery.

“Once commissioned, the hospital will also do free cataract operations for patients who are unable to afford this procedure,” promised Devehand

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