Official Opening of Klaarstroom Clinic
Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened Klaarstroom Clinic on 19 August 2013. The new facility covers 56 m2 and will service the community of Klaarstroom. Additional to the normal rooms in a clinic, such as a waiting area and ablutions, the new clinic offers two consulting rooms, an observation room and a store room.
In his address at the official opening, Minister Botha, said: "Although the construction of the Klaarstroom Clinic was not on the department's priority list as a result of so many needs across the province, we were able to make this dream a reality for the people of Klaarstroom through a partnership with the private sector. Today I feel that we achieved a great deal in our quest to give the people of Klaarstroom an opportunity to have access to health services closer to their home and workplace. The strategic goal of our provincial government in health, creating wellness, is achieved not only through health services, but also through improving social circumstances, infrastructure, and creating an environment to improve well-being."
The clinic offers the following services: curative, neo-natal, women’s health, HIV and TB, chronic medication, physiotherapy and dental services. The staff comprises one clinical nurse practitioner, a pharmacy assistant and an assistant nurse. They are all from Klaarstroom and surrounds. The clinic will be open on a Wednesday from 7:30 to 16:00. Patients who require more specialised treatment will be referred to Prins Albert Hospital. Such patients are offered transport to the hospital.