The R500 million Mitchells Plain Hospital construction project has been a massive undertaking by the Western Cape Government. The hospital will offer district hospital services to people living in the Mitchells Plain, Philippi and Mandalay areas.
Built just off the R300 and at the back of the existing site of the Lentegeur Hospital, the facility will be easily accessible for the people of Mitchells Plain. As a district hospital, the facility will provide care and support services to the area's primary healthcare clinics. Construction began in January 2010, and final completion is expected in January 2013.
The new hospital will form an important link in the reshaping of healthcare services by providing district healthcare to the communities of Mitchells Plain, Phumlani, Mandalay, Browns Farm and Cross Roads.
The estimated population of 432 462 people that will be served by this hospital is a mix from different communities and of different socio-economic status. The hospital will have a total of 230 beds, and the design will allow for future expansion to 300 beds.
Main Contractor: Grinaker LTA
Mechanical Consultant: 2744 kW
Project Value: R30,000,000
Year of Completion: 2013