Ceres Community Health Clinic (Completed, 2012)
Khayelitsha District Hospital is part of the Western Cape Department of Health services platform and serves one of the biggest and poorest informal settlements in the country. The area has an estimated population size of around 2.4 million people. The hospital is a 300 bed government district hospital, open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The hospital sees to a comprehensive list of health care services which include HIV, TB, Mental Health, Maternity, Neo-Natal, Pediatric, and Trauma. The catchment area being so densely populated means an extremely high flow of patients though their doors on a daily basis. This burden on the hospital can cause problems like insufficient medical equipment.
We are currently raising funds for the Pediatric and Neonatal Unit of the hospital. These wards run at over-capacity and often have to borrow life-saving equipment from other wards. We are appealing to you to partner with us and help us achieve our mission to provide quality healthcare to the babies and children of Khayelitsha. We are urgently raising funds for a Closed Incubator for the Neo-Natal Unit, an Ultrasound Machine for Pediatrics, and Pediatric gun and needle sets. These are all essential in treating the babies and children quickly and with quality care.
Since 2017, SAME Foundation has been partnering with Khayelitsha Hospital and securing the funds needed to enable the hospital to replace lifesaving equipment and resources, and thereby assisting the medical staff to carry on offering the best quality medical treatment to their patients.
From 2017-2019, our Foundation raised funds to upgrade the Emergency Centre with lifesaving equipment. We raised funds for a new Ultrasound Machine, Defibrillator, ENT sets and Ventilators. We also raised enough funds to purchase the 65 specialized Mental Health beds needed for both the male and female wards.
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