ALEXANDRA – The Johannesburg Development Agency said that the construction of the Alexandra Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre is contracted for a period of 12 months, with completion forecasted in early 2021.
Construction for the modernised hospice and rehabilitation centre, previously known as Banakekeleni Hospice, has begun in Alexandra.
The Alexandra Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit hospice that has the capacity to take care of 30 terminally ill patients in Alexandra.
The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) said that once completed, the hospice will consist of a 48-bed frail care facility, with 12 wards located on the ground floor, dining and recreation areas, professional consultation rooms, administration and offices, a hospice garden and wall of remembrance.
“The hospice will also feature 16 dedicated parking spaces and a drop-off bay, a guardhouse and boom-gate access, as well as services store and waste collection area”, said JDA in a released statement.
MMC for Development Planning councillor Lawrence Khoza said, “Ideally located for residents and visitors, the hospice will benefit the community in improving and expanding patient access to medical services, and improving the health and lifestyle of residents in the area.”
The JDA added that the facility is currently and will continue to be run by the non-profit organisation, Alexandra Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre, but on City-owned land. “Local labourers from the same ward will be appointed and trained during the construction phase of the development project. The construction of the Alexandra Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre is contracted for a period of 12 months, with completion forecasted in early 2021,” concluded JDA.
Source: Alex News (https://alexnews.co.za/157831/construction-begins-alexandra-hospice-rehabilitation-centre/)