Some changes are being planned for False Bay Hospital next year to create space for a redesign to improve services with a focus on women’s health, according to Dr Wendy Waddington, the hospital’s manager for medical services.
The laundry will be moved to an outbuilding which formerly housed the volunteer ambulance service and the hospital’s current admin department will be moved to the former nurse’s home, which is currently vacant.
The False Bay Hospital Trust, an independent fund-raising arm of the False Bay Hospital, will be raising funds for the transformation. False Bay Hospital Trust’s Charles Maisel, said they wanted to raise money to move the ante-natal services – housed in a prefab building – into a permanent facility.
The trust is also raising money to renovate the laundry once relocated and to buy another washer and dryer.
The restructuring will include enlarging the children’s ward to make space for chairs next to the beds for parents who accompany their children as well as toilet facilities for adults
There will also be a play area for children and an administration office for nursing and medical staff.
Two separate wards are on the cards for children with infectious diseases and those in need of constant monitoring and procedures such as lumbar punctures.
“Enlargement and refurbishment of the emergency centre, relocation and upgrading of the records department and the creation of a new outpatient area are also on the cards for 2021/22,” said Dr Waddington.
If you are able to make a contribution or would like more information about the project, call Mr Maisel at 072 487 6775 or False Bay Hospital Trust fund-raiser, Jocelyn Freed, at 083 708 2569.