Western Cape Clinics integrate with 9 Cape town facilities

The Provincial Parliaments Standing Committee on Health recently held a briefing on The Western Cape Government Health and Wellness (WCGH&W) officially integrate healthcare services of the City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern Tygerberg, Klipfontein, and Khayelitsha areas, that was in effect from July 2022.

They will provide a more holistic and integrated healthcare package in line with the Provincial Department’s Healthcare 2030 plan which aims to streamline the patient journey, create a person-centre approach, and improve the quality of healthcare.

Western Cape, Chief of Operations Dr Saadiq Kariem said that the City of Cape Town currently provides primary care services in 105 facilities in the Cape Metropole, specifically in 9 clinics. He further elaborated that those 9 clinics have been integrated with a tenth facility, into the department of health and wellness.

The Chief of Operations said that the 10 city clinics were taken over on the first of July by the provincial government, therefore the funding is generally split between the City of Cape town and the health committee.

The facilities now under the Western Cape heath government along with Cape town include services from Bellville South, Goodwood, Parow, Ravensmead, Durbanville, Scottsdene, Nyanga, Heideveld, and Nolungile City Clinics and the 10th being fisantekraal.

 Dr Kariem said that the City of Cape Town was committed to a smooth handover of the facilities and its services. City Health staff have been appointed in other City facilities with existing shortages, while non-clinical staff are in the process of being appointed. Dr Kariem said that they only had resolvable challenged picked up in the intergration process.

by Everngelista Muza


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