Gansbaai gets new clinic of over R21 million to ease service load pressures
STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO
WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF HEALTH
Today, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo launched the construction of the new Gansbaai Clinic within the Overstrand Municipality along with the Mayor of Overstrand, Ald Dudley Coetzee. A ceremonial sod turning event was held.
This sod turning marks the start of what is set to be an impressive project, addressing the needs of the community.
R21 million of the total of R1.2 billion earmarked for infrastructure investment this year, will be spent on the construction of this state of the art clinic in Gansbaai. The project entails the construction of a new clinic extension wing with a link to the existing Gansbaai Clinic facility, as well as upgrades to, and refurbishment of the existing clinic facility.
Construction has officially begun in March, and is expected to be completed by March 2020. The above expansion and upgrade also includes ancillary site works such as parking, landscaping and rain water harvesting. Additional services to be added to the facility: Emergency Treatment Unit, Ambulance Bay, Infectious Disease Unit, medical waste and refuse facilities.
A key element of the design solution has been to adopt a phased design approach to ensure continued operations of the current facility throughout the construction period, meanwhile providing a pleasant environment for patients and staff.
“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 facility with a more comprehensive health service package.” Said Minister Mbombo.