R80 million will be spent on the construction of a brand new Emergency Centre for Victoria Hospital in Wynberg. File picture.

Cape Town - Western Cape Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will launch the R80 million upgrades to through a ceremonial sod turning event on Tuesday, April 16.

This sod turning marks the start of the construction of a new Emergency Centre (EC) set to be completed in November 2020.

The two-year EC construction project was expected to commence in February 2019, nut will get underway today and the renovation will not affect services or patient flow.

R80 million of the total of R1.2 billion earmarked for infrastructure investment this year, will be spent on the construction of a brand new EC for this hospital.

The Victoria Hospital Emergency Centre can no longer accommodate the growing population it serves, and that is why a new fit for purpose facility be constructed as soon as possible. The hospital treats on average 3000 patients per month from areas in the southern suburbs for minor and major injuries and illnesses,
 
Mbombo previously said: “Improving the infrastructure of this hospital speaks directly to our Healthcare 2030 vision of improved patient care. This allows us to provide better quality person-centred care to the communities we serves. This project will not directly affect service delivery, but urge the community to work with us while construction is in progress.”

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