Construction set to start on new R281m forensics laboratory unit

21 Sep 2017 - 15:45
Group present at the construction start

Cape Town - Work has started on the new R281 million project to replace the forensic pathology services laboratory in Salt River, Cape Town with a larger purpose-built modern forensic pathology facility to be built at the entrance to Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory, the Western Cape government said on Sunday.

The 23-month project is a partnership between the Western Cape government health (WCGH) department and the transport and public works department, the Western Cape government said in a statement.

“The work that we do in health mostly depends on our infrastructure," health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo said in the statement.

"Therefore, infrastructure forms part of our priorities as a way to address patient experience and service pressures. Maintained, clean, and functional infrastructure are at the core of our agenda. Forensic pathology services play a critical role in the delivery of essential services to the people of the Western Cape. When developing these new facilities it is important that we look beyond our 2030 vision which seeks to give access to person-centred and quality care,” Mbombo said.

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