Kalafong Hospital (Completed, 2013-2014, 2015)
Kalafong Hospital is a tertiary hospital situated in Attridgeville and services an estimated 2 million people. With the massive proliferation of informal settlements in our catchment area, together with the change in disease profile mainly to the burden of HIV/AIDS, the patient load has increased. Key health problems include HIV/AIDS, TB, chronic non communicable disease, trauma and violence.
The major problem with the Hospital is the Accident & Emergency Unit which is too small to handle the patient load. The unit saw over 4000 patients a month and around 300 of these patients had to be resuscitated. Our doctors had a very short time to stabilize and save a patient, but without the correct medical equipment this was impossible.
The aim of the Foundation was to look at improving infrastructure and fully equipping the unit. In 2013 to 2014, the Foundation revitalised and converted the unit into a fully equipped resuscitation area with eight beds for children and six beds for adults. We also developed a fully equipped isolation room. In 2015, in partnership with Barloworld Equipment, the Foundation also handed over two ventilators to the unit.
Before and After
Cape Town │ Johannesburg
Tel: 086 122 2379
NPO 088-199 │ SECTION 18A │ PBO 930027614