2017/05/26 Gopolang Leepile
The Gauteng government has announced that it will be building a new Jubilee regional hospital at Temba, Hammanskraal, north of Tshwane. The existing Jubilee District Hospital cannot cater for the growing community of Hammanskraal.
This was announced by MEC for Health Gwen Ramokgopa during the third Ntirhisano Community Outreach programme visit yesterday at the newly opened Temba Learner and Driver Testing Station.
MEC Ramokgopa said that the provincial government identified the need to build a new, modernised and energy efficient hospital for the people of Hammanskraal.
“We are happy to announce that land has been donated by the tribal office of the Amandebele a Moletsane for the new hospital. So we are ready to build a new regional Hospital,” she said.
“We want to restore the dignity of our people by fixing the current Jubilee District Hospital. We are also committing that a gateway clinic will operate 24 hours in this area, to assist the district hospital with patients, especially Priority 3 patients,” MEC Ramokgopa added.
Furthermore, MEC Ramokgopa announced that a new psychiatric ward has been built at Jubilee district hospital. Metro-Fi; the digitisation of the hospital’s administration is also a priority and commitment for the Gauteng government.
The health and support staff at the hospital has also been addressed. MEC Ramokgopa said: “We’ve pleaded with them to treat our patients with Ubuntu and be courteous.
In addition, water tanks have been placed at the hospital for contingency use while the Temba Water Purification Centre is being complete and ready to service both the hospital and community by November this year.