130-year-old Victoria Hospital gets R80 million facelift

The Victoria Hospital facelift is underway in Wynberg.

With a budget of R80 million, the upgrade to the hospital’s emergency centre aims to address the growing need for more and improved health services.

The emergency centre's main treatment area will increase from seven cubicles to 17; four beds will be used for resuscitation, while the current observation and overnight ward will increase with 10 beds to 18.

Pippa Hudson spoke the Western Cape health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo about the upgrade.

Victoria hospital is Level Two, which means it has more specialists. Currently, it is more congested noting that the hospital is 130 years old.

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health - Western Cape

Mbombo says the health department will construct a temporary structure while waiting for the upgrade to be completed.

The conditions are not conducive. It is really congested.

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health - Western Cape

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : 130-year-old Victoria Hospital gets R80 million facelift


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Smooth operator - How to avoid getting caught out by telesales agents

Smooth operator - How to avoid getting caught out by telesales agents

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler shares her advice on how best to deal with the calls.

How to keep the kids busy during the school holidays

How to keep the kids busy during the school holidays

Agaaain is a website that connects parents to the best child-friendly places in Cape Town and surrounds.

Cape Town: How to report Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle and steps to take

Cape Town: How to report Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle and steps to take

The City of Cape Town's rapid response programme assesses and verifies every report and carries the cost of tree removals.

Behind closed doors: the secret horror of elder abuse

Behind closed doors: the secret horror of elder abuse

According to the World Health Organisation, 15.7% of people 60 years and older are subjected to abuse.

[LISTEN] Opera-singing Uber driver auditions for CPT opera - #Update

[LISTEN] Opera-singing Uber driver auditions for CPT opera - #Update

A video of Menzi Mngoma singing to his Uber passenger Kim Davey has garnered more than half-a-million views.

Nine-year-old Cape Town boy scoops top recycling award

Nine-year-old Cape Town boy scoops top recycling award

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler reports back from the 2019 Petco Awards held in Johannesburg recently.

Popular articles
[VIDEO] DA's Van Damme accuses family of racism, V&A Waterfront apologises

[VIDEO] DA's Van Damme accuses family of racism, V&A Waterfront apologises

The Democratic Alliance MP claims she was subjected to a racist tirade at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront and wants action taken.

[WATCH] Volkswagen’s new feel-good Kombi ad 'Cupcake Boss' is brilliant

[WATCH] Volkswagen’s new feel-good Kombi ad 'Cupcake Boss' is brilliant

Advertisers traditionally warn against working with children. In this ad it works beautifully, says ad expert Andy Rice.

Court orders Gupta-linked Trillian to pay back R600 million to Eskom

Court orders Gupta-linked Trillian to pay back R600 million to Eskom

It also ordered the company to pay for all the costs of the application. Bruce Whitfield interviews EWN’s Clement Manyathela.

Fight continues for family of 11 evicted from Paarl wine farm

Fight continues for family of 11 evicted from Paarl wine farm

On May 7, the Land Claims Court heard an application to have the eviction of Nomabongo Sweetness May and her family rescinded.

Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire

Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire

Staff and guests at Durbanville's Ruslamere hotel were evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze on Tuesday morning.

Sexual abuse claims at CT orphanage, manager 'under the influence of alcohol'

Sexual abuse claims at CT orphanage, manager 'under the influence of alcohol'

MEC for Social Development Sharna Fernandez says after affidavits taken and charges laid, Al-Noor orphanage has been deregistered.

BP could be fined millions for illegally building 17 petrol stations

BP could be fined millions for illegally building 17 petrol stations

The case against international petroleum giant was brought by environmental group Uzani Environmental Advocacy.