Friday, September 15, 2006

Khayelitsha to receive a hospital

By Anya van Wyk
15 September 2006

Plans to build a 230-bed district hospital in Khayelitsha are underway. This falls under the Department of Health’s strategic plan for 2010, called “Health Care 2010”. The construction of the hospital is set to start as soon as next year.

Mitchell’s Plain is also going to have a district hospital built next year but the exact location is undecided at present.

The construction of both hospitals will cost R600-million. According to Independent Online, these plans were made official as the city of Cape Town approved the sale of municipal land in Khayelitsha to the provincial administration.

The building of this hospital will add to Khayelitsha’s growing public sector as it already has a magistrates court, home affairs office and welfare and poverty alleviation centres.

There are also plans to build a fire station in Khayelitsha.

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