The Hanover Park Clinic was closed for three months while extensive renovations were completed to the tune of more than R1 million.
The City of Cape Town has invested just over R1 million for a makeover of the Hanover Park Clinic. The funding for the project was made available through the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Project.
The facility closed its doors earlier this year for a number of upgrades aimed at further improving service delivery to clients, one of the key priorities in the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan.
One of the highlights is a new tuberculosis (TB) wing that includes a private consultation room and waiting area, giving TB patients separate access to the clinic and improving infection control measures in the clinic.Other features include a new dispensary, emergency treatment room, canteen area for staff, and universal access ramps for people with disabilities, as well as an upgrade to electrical components and lighting, the installation of air-conditioning, and a fresh coat of paint.
The renovations come on the back of security hardening measures installed in the previous year, following an upsurge in gang violence in Hanover Park.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli, visited the revamped facility today, 8 August 2017.
‘This is a wonderful achievement for the City, but also residents who have been patiently waiting for the facility to reopen. We appreciate their cooperation, as well as the efforts of staff who have continued delivering services at the Newfields Satellite Clinic during the closure. I have no doubt that the new and upgraded clinic will help improve staff and client morale and boost service delivery even further,’ said Councillor Mamkeli.