• Short Summary

    TRANSVAAL'S NEWEST AND MOST MODERN HOSPITAL - BEING BUILT FOR BANTU BY THE TRANSVAAL PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION AT A COST OF 3 1/2 MILLION RAND - IS NEARING COMPLETION AT NATALSPRUIT NEAR GERMISTON.

  • Description

    TRANSVAAL'S NEWEST AND MOST MODERN HOSPITAL - BEING BUILT FOR BANTU BY THE TRANSVAAL PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION AT A COST OF 3 1/2 MILLION RAND - IS NEARING COMPLETION AT NATALSPRUIT NEAR GERMISTON.

    THE OUTPATIENTS DEPARTMENT IS ALREADY IN FULL RUNNING ORDER, MEETING THE URGENT NEEDS OF THE GERMISTON AND ALBERTON AREAS.RESIDENTS FROM THESE AREAS ARE NOW ATTENDING THE HOSPITAL AT THE RATE OF SOME 2,000 A WEEK.

    AT PRESENT THE HOSPITAL HAS 440 BEDS, BY LATE NEXT YEAR IT IS HOPED THAT ANOTHER 350 WILL BE ADDED.EACH OF THE 12 WARDS HAS SEVERAL PRIVATE ROOMS ATTACHED.THE NEW HOSPITAL HAS SEVEN OPERATING THEATRES, FIVE MATERNITY ROOMS, AN X-RAY UNIT, AND A CASUALTY DEPARTMENT ALL FITTED WITH THE MOST MODERN EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE, HOUSED IN AN ADJOINING BLOCK.AND A SECOND BLOCK INCLUDES THE PHYSIOTHERAPY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY UNITS.COMPLETE LABORATORY FACILITIES FOR THE SUPPLY OF BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS AND FOR PATHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

    DR.J.T.VORSTER WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THE 600 MEDICAL STAFF NEEDED TO RUN THE HOSPITAL WHEN FUNCTIONING AT FULL CAPACITY.DOCTORS AND NURSES HAVE THEIR OWN SEPARATE QUARTERS, AND THERE ARE SPECIAL QUARTERS FOR 140 STUDENT NURSES WHO WILL TRAIN THERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE0458ARMBVT2MFSAUKBR4HZ9H
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0458ARMBVT2MFSAUKBR4HZ9H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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