Gauteng Budget: No Plan For Kempton Park Hospital

Re-opening of Kempton Park Hospital

In tabling her 2016/17 budget, Gauteng MEC for Finance, Barbara Creecy, indicated that the Tembisa Hospital would be upgraded – but made no mention of the re-opening of the Kempton Park Hospital.

In July last year, MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu indicated that there were talks about either renovating the old Kempton Park Hospital, or building a completely new facility on the premises of the old site.

It appears that this idea has been completely scrapped.

Tembisa Hospital

The Tembisa Hospital, which services both Tembisa and Kempton Park, only has 800 beds and cannot cope with the number of patients who depend on government for medical help.

While the upgrade to the hospital is needed – it will still not be sufficient to adequately service the region.

The DA will continue to call for the re-opening of the Kempton Park Hospital to ensure that residents have access to adequate and quality healthcare.

 

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Refiloe Ntsekhe MPL

Constituency Head: Tembisa

060 558 8297

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