The planned 300 bed Daveyton Hospital on the East Rand which was first approved in 2006 will only be completed in 2019.
This disappointing news was revealed yesterday by Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza at a sitting of the Gauteng Legislature.
Budget for Planning and Design
According to Mayathula-Khoza, there is budget for planning and design in 2015/16. Construction will start in 2016/17 and should be completed in three years.
I doubt that the Daveyton Hospital will be built by 2019 as the Infrastructure Development Department has a terrible track record in large building projects.
For instance, the new Natalspruit and Jabulani hospitals were both five years overdue and cost more than double the original budget.
There is a great need for a new hospital to serve the growing population in the Daveyton, Etwatwa and Benoni area, but chronic incompetence means that this will not happen soon.
Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health
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