R1.1 billion to fix Charlotte Maxeke hospital

19 May 2022 in Press Statements

The total cost to repair the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital (CMJH) is estimated at R1.1 billion, with the final completion date in December next year.

This information was provided in an official presentation earlier this week at a meeting of the Gauteng Legislature’s Health Committee.

The lack of parking is currently at major issue at the hospital, but “temporary access and temporary parking” is scheduled for June to July this year, and additional parking from July to October 2022.

A new Dry Store will be built by the Gift of the Givers from June 2022 to January 2023.

A detailed assessment of the fire-damaged areas is due to be completed in June, and the reconstruction work of this area will be done from September 2022 to July 2023.

All the Blocks and works are supposed to be completed in December 2023.

Although the Accident and Emergency Department was supposed to be opened in April, it is receiving only a limited number of patients as the vandalised CT Scanner is still not fixed.

This highlights the need for tight security and zero tolerance for corruption to ensure that deadlines are met for the hospital to fully reopen by the end of next year.

No further delays can be tolerated as thousands of patients are suffering because of the slow progress in fixing this major hospital.