Better Together Cycle Tour - Premier Hands over Bicycles to Community Care Workers in Mossel Bay
Premier Helen Zille's Better Together cycle tour from Plettenberg Bay to Khayelitsha to promote healthy lifestyles will arrive in Mossel Bay this afternoon. The Premier will hand over five specially made bicycles to community care workers to distribute chronic medication parcels to patients in the greater Mossel Bay area.
The handover will take place at Alma Clinic.
The five community care workers to receive the bicycles are Curtwell Stierman, Deidre Kiewiet, Kwinana Siyabulela, Deon Cupido and Noluntu Siyungu. All five community care workers are from Mossel Bay. There are 65 community care workers in the greater Mossel Bay area servicing Alma, D'Almeida, Eyethu and Great Brak River. The community care workers are employed by ACVV Kenani which is one of the selected NPOs of the Western Cape Government Health Eden district.
Community care workers provide an integrated community home-based service which includes home-based care provided to clients with a functional impairment, as well as health education at off-sites and in the community when delivering chronic medication. The attainment of these bicycles will reduce their travel time and enable them to increase their daily visits.
The Premier's cycle tour kicked off in Plettenberg Bay on Sunday, 17 June. The cyclists are expected to reach their final destination, Khayelitsha Hospital, on Thursday, 21 June 2012.