Three-year closure for Cape Flats gangland resuscitation/trauma hospital

Chris Bateman


One of the Cape Metropole’s busiest district hospitals and a long-standing trauma and emergency care hub for the gang-ridden Cape Flats, GF Jooste, is to be decommissioned and reconstructed over three years from next April, posing complex healthcare capacity problems.
The Western Cape health department went to great lengths to outline its early decanting plans for patients and staff, but failed to placate a small army of alarmed stakeholders (including university undergraduates and registrars) who want the facility kept open during staged rebuilding.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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District Hospital, Decommissioning, decanting

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(11):823-824. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6363

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Date submitted: 2012-10-02
Date published: 2012-10-26

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