Hospital starts to pulse
Medicine Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital says new departments to open soon
● The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital promised on Thursday that its surgery and intensive care units would be operational by March after it failed to open its doors in December as expected, despite R1-billion in donations.
The Times reported on Monday that the world-class medical facility was not fully open nine months after its launch party and could not cover its operating costs.
“The following services will be available before the end of March 2018,’’ the hospital’s CEO, Mandisa Maholwana, said.
“The cardiology outpatient services are imminent.
“This will be followed by dialysis services, intensive care services and surgical services.
“We will approach this task with the same level of attention to detail and collaboration with stakeholders as we have done to deliver radiology services.”
“Management will have significant autonomy to
Former Health Department director-general
Vital signs Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, in Parktown, Johannesburg, promises that more medical services will start coming on stream soon