On 18 August 2015 the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the new Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC).

The modern facility, which cost an estimated R72 million to construct, provides access to a comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) service package to a population of around 90,000.

“The Western Cape Government is committed to providing quality healthcare services to all in the Western Cape. This CHC will not only provide essential primary health service to this community, but also to communities in surrounding areas,” said Minister Mbombo.

“Access to health service is central to my vision of building healthy, resilient, wellness conscious individuals,” continued Minister Mbombo.

Services offered by the facility includes chronic disease treatment and care; child health; emergency services; infectious diseases treatment and care; obstetrics and gynaecology; oral health; pharmacy; rehabilitation services including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy; digital radiography services; and women’s health.

Du Noon CHC is currently one of three large CHCs situated within the Southern Western substructure of the Metro District Health Services (MDHS), and its modern and fresh design sets a new standard of access to person-centred healthcare.

The new Du Noon CHC has been operational since 15 December 2014 and is situated along the Koeberg-Potsdam Road axis.

“This facility replaces a previous clinic operated by the City of Cape Town in Du Noon until 2012. The previous facility had serious space and infrastructural constraints that limited the delivery of service packages,” said Director of the Southern/Western substructure of the Department of Health, Dr Kathryn Grammer.

“An innovative temporary facility had been utilized to transition the growth of services and develop staff capacity which rendered services to a full Community Day Centre (CDC) package at the Winning Way premises from November 2013 until the relocation into the brand new facility on Potsdam Road in December 2014,” concluded Dr Grammer.

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