Friday, October 31, 2014

New emergency centre to open in Cape Town

Oscar Thomas
31 October 2014

The Western Cape MEC of Health Thenus Botha will today open the new emergency centre at Karl Bremer Hospital. 

MEC Botha said there has been an increase in patient numbers at emergency centres which has a direct effect on the overall service delivery in the province. 

The Department’s Sithembiso Magubane said In his address Minister Botha will elaborate on the significant increase in patient numbers at Emergency Centers, the reasons therefore and the impact on overall service delivery in the province.

Magubane said the new emergency centre is set to increase capacity over the region for emergencies which currently is a burden on surrounding Hospitals.

Magubane said the new building is equipped with R20 million state of the art equipment, and will include four resuscitation beds and numerous trolleys for acute patients.

Magubane said it also has 14 overnight beds that include two isolation rooms.

“The building also has a new medical records section Magubane added.

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