Eerste River Hospital (Completed, 2014)
Eerste River Hospital is a district hospital located in the Khayelitsha Eastern Sub-Structure of the Western Cape Department of Health. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical services to their community.
The hospital had a 124 bed capacity with inpatient wards for surgery, medicine, paediatrics and psychiatry. It is however the surgical services that make Eerste River Hospital exceptional. Last year the hospital performed 5781 surgical procedures, with shorter waiting times for elective surgeries than Tygerberg Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. The range of services includes cataract operations, laparoscopic surgery and even urology. Unfortunately these remarkable surgical outputs are being hampered by ageing equipment. The anaesthetic machines are over 12 years old and problems are commonplace. Recent problems include machine leaks, and makeshift monitors being used to observe patients.
On the 29th of January 2014 we handed over a Laparoscopic Stack to the value of R800 000 to the Eerste River Hospital. On the 14th November 2014, our Foundation handed over additional equipment to the value of R800 000 bringing the total donation to R1 600 000. The surgical equipment donated will assist surgeons in performing thousands of successful surgeries ever year.
Cape Town │ Johannesburg
Tel: 086 122 2379
NPO 088-199 │ SECTION 18A │ PBO 930027614