Victoria Hospital opens new emergency centre

About 3000 people go through Victoria Hospital’s emergency centre each month.

Victoria Hospital officially opened its new emergency centre this week.

Provincial head of health Dr Keith Cloete said the R68-million facility was a monument to a long-standing culture of caring at the hospital and a testament to the people working there.

After Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo cut the ribbon, hospital staff sang and danced as she walked inside.

Dr Mbombo emphasised the balancing act of dealing with coronavirus cases and trauma cases, especially at the end of the month. She said about 3000 people attended the emergency centre each month.

From left, are Victoria Hospital CEO Jonathan Vaughan, senior consultant and Dr Clinton Cupido with hospital board members Dehran Swart, Fuad Abrahams, Rehana Khan-Parker and Dr Harald Winkler. The board’s chairman, Llewelyn Jones, is absent from the picture.
Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo cuts the ribbon watched, from left, by Victoria Hospital CEO Jonathan Vaughan, provincial head of health Dr Keith Cloete, southern and western director Dr Kathryn Grammer, Victoria Hospital emergency centre professional nurse Carol Weir and Victoria Hospital clinical manager Dr Graeme Dunbar.
Victoria Hospital emergency centre staff welcome Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo.
The entrance to one of the wards of Victoria Hospital’s new emergency centre.
The waiting area at Victoria Hospital’s new emergency centre.
The patients’ entrance at Victoria Hospital’s new emergency centre.
The ambulance entrance at the new emergency centre.
A yet to be opened 18-bed ward on the second floor of Victoria Hospital’s new emergency centre.