Media Alert: Opening of New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Opening of New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre

27 April 2010
On Thursday 29 April 2010, the Western Cape Department of Health, and the Provincial MEC Theuns Botha will launch New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre. The event will take place on the hospital grounds and will be officially opened by the Premier of the Western Cape, Ms Helen Zille.

As a designated hospital for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Department felt it necessary to upgrade the old Emergency Centre. Government has put over R25 million into the renovation and rebuilding of the new centre, and the business community sponsored an additional R8.5 million for medical equipment including a CT scanner, as well as modern soft furnishings to make it more comfortable for patients and staff.

With eighty five percent (85%) of South Africans using state health facilities, we welcome the new Emergency Centre. This unit is of international standard, as well as of great benefit to our community for years after the World Cup.

Date: Thursday, 29 April 2010

Time: 17:00 for 17:30

Media Enquiries: 

Hélène Rossouw
Media Liaison
Western Cape Ministry of Health
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 082 771 8834

Myliesha Wakefield
Cell: 079 811 8939