The Hospital of Hope at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. FILE PHOTO Photographer Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

CTICC hospital starts admitting Covid-19 patients

CAPE TOWN – The temporary hospital which was set up at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) started admitting its first Covid-19 related patients, one month after the transformation began.

Healthcare facilities at the Hospital of Hope include apparatus to administer oxygen, a digital x-ray machine, physiotherapy and an on-site pharmacy.

“The temporary hospital is the biggest Covid-19 field hospital in Africa, and was completed in just four weeks,” said Western Cape Premier Alan Winde.

“As we move towards the peak of Covid-19 infections in the province at the end of June or beginning of July, many people in the Western Cape will become ill.

“This facility will create a space for people to recover, while at the same time allowing others to receive care in our other acute hospital facilities,” he said.

 

South Africa – Cape Town – The temporary hospital at the CTICC. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

 

The Convention Centre’s four halls and service yards were turned into a four ward facility which will be staffed by over 900 people.

Two other temporary hospitals are currently under construction, in the Cape Winelands and Brackengate along the R300. 

 

 

 

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