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World-Class Hospital for Ekurhuleni
Source: BuaNews
Source Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 19, 2011

The hospital is centrally located and is easily accessible to public transport.


Among the numerous features of the hospital are a helipad, a clinic and crèche, psychiatric ward, radiology department, crisis centre, neo-natal unit, blood bank and a 3 bed paediatric ICU.


The hospital also boasts state-of-the art systems, which according to Nkosi, will be fitted in all other hospitals that are going to be built in the province. These included a solar powered boiler system and a unique emergency power supply system, which will provide 100 percent power to the entire facility in case the primary supply is interrupted.


The hospital is an H-plan design, with a central covered atrium to be utilised as public waiting area.


Two other new hospitals that are currently under construction in Zola and in Natalspruit are expected to be handed over to the department during early 2012.


“In this financial year, we are busy with plans to build nine clinics for the Department of Health and Social Development,” Nkosi said.


According to Nkosi, the building of the clinics, which will be situated in the various municipalities within the province, will take approximately 12 months.


During the construction of the Germiston hospital, a total of 7 714 jobs were created instead of the 3 093 jobs that were initially planned for.


The Department of Infrastructure Development is the chief custodian of public infrastructure in the province and is responsible for the construction, maintenance and registering of public facilities in Gauteng.
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