New clinic in Napier reaches practical completion
The construction of a new clinic in Napier to replace existing facilities has reached practical completion. This R24 million project was commissioned in May 2016 by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) for the Western Cape Department of Health.
The clinic will provide a range of primary healthcare (PHC) services including women’s health, child health, mental health, oral health and rehabilitation services, as well as curative and chronic care.
The facility is easily accessible to people with disabilities. Features include separate consultation rooms, wound care and treatment rooms, as well as areas for the treatment of infectious diseases. The clinic has a covered outdoor waiting area with built-in seating, as well as a play area for children. The indoor waiting area has an open plan design that includes a pharmacy area, reception area, help desk, and administration offices.
DTPW is committed to creating short-term local employment and skills training opportunities in its projects. A total of R2,6 million has been spent on targeted enterprises and R1 million on local labour. In addition, 12 local persons received on-site training.
The population of Napier has tripled over the last 30 years, and there has been a steady increase in its PHC needs. The new clinic will meet current needs, and has been designed in such a way that it can be expanded to keep pace with the future needs of the local community.
Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo is expected to open the facility early next year.