Hospital Revitalisation Programme
The programme consists of 4 programmes:
- The Health Infrastructure Planning component of Revitalisation
includes the process of briefing, design, budget, tender, construction,
handover, maintenance and design evaluation.
- Health Technology
- The Health Technology component focuses on auditing and subsequent
purchasing of equipment based on service packages, development of
sustainable systems for Health Technology planning and subsequent
general management and maintenance of technologies throughout the
lifecycle of the equipment.
- Organisational Development and Management
- Organisational development and management strengthening as a
component is aimed at:
- Strengthening intuitional and operational efficiency of public
hospitals, which have been selected as revitalisation projects, though
improving their management systems, structures and processes.
- Decentralisation and restructuring of management at provincial and
- This is to be done through the integration of fourteen broad focus
- Organisational strategy
- Organisationsal structures
- Organisational culture and values
- Delegation of authority
- Planning and budgeting
- Hospital governance
- Human Resource Management
- Hospital Financial Management
- Hospital Information Technology
- Patient Administration
- Clinical Governance
- Communication Strategy
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Assurance involves the modification of hospital systems in
order to improve the quality of services that are provided. This
component involves the improvement and sustainability thereof, of the
quality of services provided in public hospitals through the:
- Establishment of hospital based Quality Assurance (QA) Management
- Implementation of appropriate national packages of services with its
accompanying norms and standards
- Introduction of peer review and clinical audit
- Establishment of sound supervisory systems
- Setting up of an adverse event reporting system
- Assessment of client satisfaction
- Training of hospital staff in the QA methodology, the principles and
the community being served by the hospital is empowered through the
Patient's Rights charter, complaints procedure, help desk and
hospital boards, and
- Adjustment of hospitals internal information systems to enable the
measurement of quality.
The status of the hospitals currently in the programme is a follows:
||Business Case Status
||No. of beds
||Package of service
||King George V hospital
|TB, MDR. XDR
|Dedicated mother and
District and regional
||Dr Pixley kaSeme Memorial
||Stage 3 design.
||Dr John Dube Memorial
||Phase 1 complete.
psychiatric and TB
||King Edward VIII hospital
||Complete. Brief submitted
to NDOH. Commencing design.
||Phase 1 and 2 complete.
Phase 3 under construction.
|| Compiling business
The Hospital Revitalisation Programme is currently implementing new
hospital information systems in Hlabisa, Rietvlei, Ngwelezana, King
George V and Lower Umfolozi War Memorial hospitals. This includes
converting to digital radiography systems.
Contracts awarded / to be awarded in the 2008/2009 financial year:
- Rietvlei PH3A: New pharmacy, stores, laundry and laboratory
- Rietvlei: upgrade access road
- Rietvlei: Fencing to sewage treatment plant and water treatment
- Rietvlei: Upgrade Sewerage treatment works
- Hlabisa, Ph2A, new OPD, Pharmacy, Therapy
- Hlabisa: Upgrade existing theatres
- Hlabasa: Modify kitchens at nurses homes
- Ngwelezana: New Psychiatric Wards, psychiatric OPD
- Lower Umfolozi War Memorial: New 4 storey wing
- Lower Umfolozi War Memorial: Replace remaining galvanized piping
- Lower Umfolozi War Memorial: Replace remaining air handling units
- Lower Umfolozi War Memorial: Re-locate services in adjacent lot for
future new 4 storey wing
- King George V: Bulk Earthworks
- King George V: Air conditioning to TB multi storey building
- Dr Pixley ka Seme: Site works and fencing for new hospital site.
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