On the 28th October 2011 the S.A.M.E Foundation was proud to host the official opening of the new Brooklyn Hospital School.
The Brooklyn Chest Hospital is the only facility that treats XDR TB patients in the Western Cape. It is a 349 bed hospital and consists of 56 paediatric beds which are usually filled to capacity with over 60% of these patients being HIV positive. Children treated at Brooklyn Chest Hospital can stay there from 6 months to 3 years and are not able to attend normal school. The new school educates approximately 30-40 pupils on any given day. Total budget for this project was R1 125 000 which consists of the following: Renovations and Construction R885 000 + Equipment R240 000.
Click here to see what the Hospital looked like before the revamp.