Statement By Ms Refilwe Mashigo On The Opening Of The Upgraded Trauma Unit In North West

20 October 2009

The African National Congress will continuously make every effort to improve service delivery to society, through enhanced public infrastructure, efficient systems and requisite personnel.

On Friday 16 Sept 09, North West MEC for Health Rebecca Kasienyane opened a newly revitalized Accident and Emergency Trauma Unit at the Job Shimankane Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg to help improve service delivery. The hospital currently attends to 8000 patients per month and more than 50 percent of these patients are trauma cases.

The unit is fully equipped with modern health care technology worth R30 million. It includes electronic and hydraulic resuscitation, gynecology beds, complex patient monitors, a digital x-ray machine and electronic access control doors to allow smooth flow. The unit revitalization is part of ongoing projects in Bojanala Platinum District health facilities in preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup intended to improve the emergency and clinical service delivery, particularly the trauma units.

The African National Congress is committed to work with our people in improving the quality of life and to accelerate the delivery of services to millions of our people and achieve a better life for all.

I thank you!

Refilwe Mashigo, MP
Tel: 021 403 3146