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New and upgraded health facilities

The Department of Transport and Public Works is responsible for building and upgrading health facilities for the Western Cape Department of Health and boasts a picturesque portfolio of projects which include community day centres, clinics, emergency centres and hospitals.

In line with the Western Cape Government’s vision, we aim to “lead in the delivery of government infrastructure and related services”.

The Western Cape Department of Health commissions us to build or upgrade these health facilities to improve service delivery to people living in different parts of the Western Cape.

Paternoster Satellite Clinic

A R4.8m Department of Transport and Public Works maintenance and upgrading project at the Paternoster Satellite Clinic is nearing completion.


News: Paternoster clinic upgrading almost complete

Tygerberg Hospital

We've completed a R42m upgrade of the Tygerberg Hospital electrical substation and generator panel as part of the hospital's maintenance and remedial works programme.


News: Tygerberg Hospital improvements make a difference

Laingsburg Hospital

The hospital and clinic will share a new entrance.


News: New clinic at Laingsburg Hospital almost complete

Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute

We're making good progress with a R281 million project to replace the Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) laboratory in Salt River.

forensic pathology

Vredenburg Hospital

The Department of Transport and Public Works has completed a R124 million architectural project for phased upgrades and extensions to the Vredenburg Hospital to cater for the growing health needs of the West Coast district.

Vredenburg Hospital

Victoria Hospital upgrade

R80 million of the total of R1.2 billion earmarked for infrastructure investment this year (2019), will be spent on the construction of a brand new EC for this hospital.

Victoria hospital upgrade

News: Victoria Hospital get R80 million upgrade to ease service load pressures

Gansbaai Clinic

Gansbaai sod turning

News: Gansbaai gets new clinic of over R21 million to ease service load pressures

Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur

The upgraded neonatal unit can accommodate 80 babies, including provision for kangaroo mother care (KMC).

Neonatal at Groote Schuur

News: Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital complete

District Six Community Health Centre

The centre provides services from 07:30 to 16:30 for to up to 750 patients a day from Salt River, Woodstock, Vredehoek and central Cape Town.

District Six

Hillside Clinic

This "green" clinic" in Beaufort West cost R23.5 million to build and boasts the most sustainable design features than any other conventional facility in the Province.

Hillside Clinic

Napier Clinic

The new Napier Clinic  will replace the existing building which is too small. It will provide a range of primary healthcare (PHC) services once it’s open.

Napier Clinic

Thembalethu Community Day Centre

The facility will include an infectious disease unit, a chronic care unit, an acute treatment unit, and a pharmacy.

Thembalethu Health Facility

Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital

The Department completed a R57 million project at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital in July 2017. 

The refurbished hall

Louwville Clinic

The project to convert the community library building into a health facility will cost R8 million.

Louwville Clinic

News: New clinic in Louwville nears completion

Mfuleni Community Day Centre

The “plug and play” structure is comprised of modular components that can be assembled in different configurations, moved, refitted and reused. The Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town collaborated in the design and implementation of the project so that it meets a number of shared goals.

The chronic diseases unit at the CDC.

Nomzamo Community Day Centre

The people of Nomzamo will be receiving a R28 million facility which will offer a wide range of service to over 5200 patients in a month from Asanda Village and surrounding areas.

Nomzamo Community Day Centre

Stellenbosch Hospital Emergency Centre

The new emergency centre will include triage rooms, a triage waiting area, an ambulance canopy, an outpatient department, staff areas, and stores.  The upgraded facility will offer a 24-hour emergency service.

An artist's impression of the emergency centre at Stellenbosch Hospital.

News: Multi-million rand health infrastructure projects commence

Prince Alfred Hamlet and Wolseley Community Day Centres

Both centres will offer a full range of primary healthcare facilities. They will also have dental surgeries, pharmacies, as well as specialised infectious disease and chronic disease units. External works will incorporate a number of soft and hard landscape features, as well as a small amount of parking.

An artist's impression of a community day centre.

News: Multi-million rand health infrastructure projects commence

Wesfleur Hospital temporary emergency centre

Even though the structure is temporary, it’s been built to fit it with existing hospital buildings, with similar steel columns and a matching roof.

The waiting area at the Wesfleur Emergency Centre

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Paarl Psychiatric Services Building

The upgraded psychiatric ward at the Paarl Hospital offers enhanced care, treatments and rehabilitation services to mental health patients.

Paarl Psychiatric Services

News: New Paarl Psychiatric Services Building

Piketberg EMS station

The EMS Station will be able to provide basic life support to patients and transport them to appropriate medical facilities. The low maintenance design will provide long-term benefits for staff members and patients.

Piketberg EMS

News: Construction of the Piketberg EMS station nearing completion

The content on this page was last updated on 25 January 2021