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New Morgue for Cape Town

21 Sep 2017 - 14:30
New Morgue Sod Turning

Cape Town - A new state-of-the-art morgue is set to be built at the entrance to Groote Schuur Hospital and will be replacing the Forensic Pathology Services Laboratory in Salt River.

The project is set to cost an estimated R281 million and will take approximately 23 months. The project is a partnership between the Western Cape Health Department and the Department of Transport and Public Works.

"The work that we do in health mostly depends on our infrastructure," Western Cape MEC for Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo said. "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.

Article excerpt courtesy of IOL

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