The Victoria Hospital facelift is underway in Wynberg.
With a budget of R80 million, the upgrade to the hospital’s emergency centre aims to address the growing need for more and improved health services.
The emergency centre's main treatment area will increase from seven cubicles to 17; four beds will be used for resuscitation, while the current observation and overnight ward will increase with 10 beds to 18.
Pippa Hudson spoke the Western Cape health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo about the upgrade.
Victoria hospital is Level Two, which means it has more specialists. Currently, it is more congested noting that the hospital is 130 years old.— Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health - Western Cape
Mbombo says the health department will construct a temporary structure while waiting for the upgrade to be completed.
The conditions are not conducive. It is really congested.— Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health - Western Cape
Listen to the full interview below...