07 August 2015 - NW2357
James, Dr WG to ask the Minister of Health
(1)Whether his department has any plans to upgrade the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Gauteng through a private-public partnership; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the (i) relevant details and (ii) applicable timelines and (b) is the estimated cost of such an upgrade; (2) whether any previous attempts have been made to upgrade the hospital through a private-public partnership; if so, (a) when, (b) who were the parties involved and (c) what amount was spent in respect of each attempt?
- Yes there is a plan to upgrade the Hospital as part of our hospital revitalisation programme – but not necessarily through a private-public-partnership (PPP).
- No. The Hospital has had its casualty upgraded before the FIFA 2010 World Cup but not through a PPP. It was done by the Department of Public Works in Gauteng.