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