05 August 2015 - NW2600
Volmink, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Health
Whether, with regard to the development of Portions 87, 148, 149 and the remainder of Portion 1 of the farm Rietfontein 61 IR, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, the Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital will be moved or relocated; if not, (a) what is to happen to the patients currently at the hospital and (b) where will new patients go to; if so, (i) where is the hospital to be relocated, (ii) at what cost and (iii) when will the relocation commence?
Portions 87, 148, 149 were sold through an open tender by the Department of Local Government and Housing. As part of the agreement with the successful bidder, the Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital will be relocated to a site opposite Edenvale Hospital.
(a) The patience currently at the Hospital will remain at the Hospital until relocation. Any patients that will be at the Hospital when the new premises is complete will be relocated to the new premises.
(b) New patients will continue to be admitted at the Hospital until the relocation, after which all new patients will be admitted at the new premises.
(i) The Hospital will be relocated to a site opposite Edenvale Hospital;
(ii) As part of the agreement with the successful bidder, the successful bidder will relocate the Hospital at his own cost;
(iii) The relocation will only commence once the developer complete the construction and commissioning of the new premises.