Fairview Hospital delayed

2016-07-20 06:00
Fairview Hospital, which would have opened its doors in 2017, will now open in 2018 due to technical delays.

Fairview Hospital, which would have opened its doors in 2017, will now open in 2018 due to technical delays.

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Astoreroom for a generator is so far the only sign of a proposed private hospital in Fairview that was planned to be opened next year.

Residents will have to wait at least two years before they have a hospital.

Fairview Hospital, which will be erected on the corner of Circular Drive and Willow Road, is expected to open its doors in 2018.

It is being built by the private group Origin Health.

According to Tanya Venter, spokesperson for Origin Health, the construction is delayed due to technical problems.

A storeroom for a generator is the only completed structure in the area of 56 000 square metres.

“The first sod has been turned and the building is now underway,” said Venter.

“The infrastructure for the construction of a new hospital has been implemented and Circular Drive has been upgraded according to municipal conditions.”

Fairview is expected to be a day hospital that delivers a wide range of health services in a private practice.

“The hospital will have six operating theatres, medical wards, an intensive care unit, high care unit, maternity unit, neonatal unit, pediatric unit and an accident and emergency unit,” said Venter.

“This part of Port Elizabeth has grown considerably, which has resulted in the need for a new hospital. Origin Health is also building a new hospital in Jeffrey’s Bay, which will open its doors in November 2017.”

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