The brand new four-storey District Six Community Day Centre (CDC) has officially opened and will provide comprehensive primary healthcare packages and service to the 70 000 residents from Woodstock, Salt River, Vredehoek, Bo-Kaap, the City Bowl, and other surrounding areas, as well as clients commuting into the CBD.

Premier Helen Zille and Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened the District Six Community Day Centre (CDC) on Wednesday, 25 July. The project had a total budget of R104-million.

“This facility symbolizes a bridge in the rebirth of District Six. The significance that this community holds – not only for Cape Town as a city – but the entire nation, is well known. To be part of this historic occasion is indeed a great honour,” said Zille.

The Woodstock and Robbie Nurock Community Day Centres previously serviced this community, before it was decided to merge into this state-of-the-art facility. This new facility forms part of the Province’s R5.6-billion spend on health infrastructure since 2009 – R3.8-billion on new and replacement infrastructure, and R1.8-billion on maintenance.

In line with the Western Cape Government’s vision for frontline healthcare, the District Six Community Day Centre offers a comprehensive package of services, including:

– Child health services

-Women’s health care (including antenatal and post-natal care)

-Treatment of tuberculosis through the short-course known as DOTS

-Treatment of HIV/ Aids with anti-retrovirals

-Treatment of sexually-transmitted infections

-Medical male circumcision

-Curative and preventative oral health services

-Dietetic services

-Radiography services

-Dispensing of medicine for chronic conditions.

The brand new facility is built on the grounds of the historic Peninsula Maternity Hospital, which was established towards the end of World War 1.

Pictures: Western Cape Government

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