Covid-19 patients stream into CPT field hospital

Cape Town’s “Hospital of Hope” at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has received more than 200 patients since opening this month. “The Western Cape has, as part of its Covid-19 preparedness strategy, built temporary hospitals which will increase the number of hospital beds available in the province. “Work is well-underway at the Brackengate temporary hospital, and the 330-bed temporary hospital is on track to receive its first patients on 10 July.

“Much like the CTICC hospital, this site will provide intermediate hospital care to patients, and has been designed with infection prevention in mind – with a state-of-the-art waste management facility in place to destroy infectious waste,” Winde said. Full story and media here

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