THE late President utata Nelson Mandela’s dream of building the only hospital catering for children’s needs is complete and officially opened.
The hospital has 200 beds and 10 theatres and can treat up to 2500 patients per month and the top floor of the hospital has 27 rooms for families.
It began construction in 2014 and three-years after its complete.
“This health facility will help our kids to be given the special attention they deserve. As the department we’re happy it has come to fruition and complete.
Our icon Dr Mandela will now rest peacefully knowing fully aware his vision has been achieved,” he said.
The hospital is the only in Africa that would deal with special cases for children.
Deputy Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust, Nana Magomola says the hospital is structured in such a way that children can go ahead with their education while during long stays in hospital.
“This is a hospital for people who cannot afford expensive high care treatment,” she said.
Magomola added that they are focussed on accommodating children along with their families.
“You can imagine someone from a poor background now having access to healthcare without having to worry about paying money before being admitted,” she said.