Plans confirmed to reopen Kempton Park Hospital

Plans confirmed to reopen Kempton Park Hospital

The Gauteng Health Department has shared its plans to reopen the Kempton Park Hospital, which has been closed for 25 years.

Kempton Park Hospital
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The Kempton Park Hospital has been closed for 25 years and now the Department of Health is planning to reopen it. 

There are currently no timeframes nor budget to reopen the hospital, but plans are underway. 

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According to News24, Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko said: "The need for a 300-bed hospital district hospital was identified due to the high demand for primary healthcare services in the area."

The 300-bed hospital was closed down in 1997 because it was underused.

"Since the hospital was closed, there has been an increase in the number of patients placing additional pressure on Tembisa Tertiary Hospital, which is the only public hospital in the area." 

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Nkomo-Ralehoko also confirmed that the department would demolish the current structure to build a new hospital building. 

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