Victoria Hospital ugrades unveiled

2019-04-16 14:30
The construction of a new Emergency Centre at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg has officially started following a sod turning event at the hospital.

The construction of a new Emergency Centre at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg has officially started following a sod turning event at the hospital.

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The construction of a new Emergency Centre (EC) at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg has officially started following a sod-turning event today (16 April) at the hospital.

Provincial minister of health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo launched the R80m upgrade at the event. 

A total of R1.2bn has been earmarked for infrastructure investment this year and the money will be spent on the construction of a brand new EC for this hospital.

The construction will last for about two years with the construction expected to be complete in November 2020.

According to a statement from the department of health, the Victoria Hospital Emergency Centre can no longer accommodate the growing population it serves, and that is why a new fit for purpose facility be constructed as soon as possible. 

The hospital treats on average 3000 patients per month from areas in the southern suburbs for minor and major injuries and illnesses.

The existing Emergency Centre’s main treatment area will increase from seven cubicles to 17, with four beds to be used for resuscitation. The current observation and overnight ward will increase from currently having eight beds to 18.

The new EC will be spacious, modern and more functional for staff and patients.

Mbombo said: “The project will certainly improve the current services that are offered to our patients. This will allow for more patients to be treated at this facility, and will ensure better patient flow, in a bigger and better emergency care facility.” 



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