Vredendal Hospital facility for survivors of sexual assault | Western Cape Government



Vredendal Hospital facility for survivors of sexual assault

12 August 2019

Vredendal Hospital in the West Coast District recently had the assistance of the NPO Matla a Bana to create a child friendly reporting facility at the hospital for survivors of sexual assault.

A shipping container, donated by Matla a Bana was converted into a waiting area and consultation room and was added to the hospital’s women and children’s ward.

The aim of these reporting facilities is to , providing privacy to the patient to minimise the secondary abuse victims suffer when they report abuse against them.

The consulting room was opened at Vredendal Hospital by Monique Strydom, founder of Matla a Bana. Vredendal Hospital wishes to thank Monique and Matla a Bana and Wolf Group MD, Garth Briggs, who sponsored transportation of the container from Atlantis to Vredendal. SCS Security, a division of the Wolf Group also pledged to donate two air conditioners for the container-rooms.

Media Enquiries: 

Leensie (Streicher) Lötter
Communications Officer
Health: West Coast District & Paarl Hospital
Western Cape Government
Tel: 022 487 9213
Mobile: 072 224 7376
E-mail: maria.streicher@westerncape.gov.za
Website: www.westerncape.gov.za