NW hospital to open upgraded trauma unit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pretoria - The newly revitalized Accident and Emergency Trauma Unit will open on Friday at the Job Shimankane Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg to help improve service delivery.

The hospital currently attends to 8 000 patients per month and more than 50 percent of these patients are trauma cases.

The unit is fully equipped with modern health care technology worth R30 million. It includes electronic and hydraulic resuscitation, gynecology beds, complex patient monitors, a digital x-ray machine and electronic access control doors to allow smooth flow.

The unit revitalization is part of ongoing projects in Bojanala Platinum District health facilities in preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup intended to improve the emergency and clinical service delivery, particularly the trauma units.

North West MEC for Health and Social Development Rebecca Kasienyane is expected to officially open the unit.