Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management update
Posted on 20 November 2013
Clean up operations are progressing well at Mediclinic Vergelegen after what the city estimated to be worse than a one-in-a-50-year flood necessitated the evacuation of the hospital on the evening of 15 November.
As at 13h00 on 19 November, 42 of the 129 patients who were successfully and safely transferred are still admitted at surrounding hospitals.
The clean up process will follow a phased approach focusing on interim capacity and the immediate priority areas. The majority of doctors’ consulting rooms will open on 22 November 2013 while four theatres, the General ICU/Highcare as well as the Orthopaedic, Surgical and Medical wards are scheduled for completion on 27 November 2013. The hospital’s Emergency Centre will open once these units begin functioning. Limited pathology and radiology services will be available during this time.
The estimated date for the completion of final interim clean up operations is 31 January, 2014 and the assessors are currently on site to evaluate the extent of the damage.
Specialist doctors who practice at the hospital have made alternative arrangements to consult and treat patients. Patients with scheduled surgeries are advised to please contact their treating doctors.
The hospital will gladly assist with any queries at the following number: 021 850 9000.