Temporary relocation

All Mitchell’s Plain Hospital (MPH) paediatric patients accessing the emergency centre (EC) will be assisted at the hospital’s Thuthuzela Clinic on the ground floor while construction work is under way.

This arrangement, put in place from Monday February 5, will continue while construction and maintenance work is done at the emergency centre over the next eight months.

During the first phase of construction, the Mitchell’s Plain paediatric emergency centre patients will be transferred to the Mitchell’s Plain Hospital, while the hospital’s Thuthuzela patients will, temporarily, be managed and treated exclusively at Heideveld Emergency Centre.

Monique Johnstone, spokesperson for the Western Cape Department of Health’s Klipfontein, Mitchell’s Plain, western and southern sub-structures, said hospital management had put systems in place to ensure a smooth transition from the emergency centre to these temporary wards.

“A strict security system has been put in place to monitor all patients.

“We ask visitors to please adhere to staff instructions for safety and security measures,” she said.

They ask that the community be mindful and not misuse emergency services during the construction period.

“We request that clients please practise patience during this process as it is ultimately to sustain the health and safety standards of our patients,” she said.

For more information, call the hospital on 021 377 4300.