The doors to the new Pelican Park clinic have finally opened, giving residents of the area medical peace of mind.
“We saw the need for a larger facility. It was also a partnership with the community as they were involved in the artwork, sculptures and murals that are displayed in the building. We hope residents will make full use of the facility as well as help us to protect it from vandalism,” Mr Plato said.
The Pelican Park Community Day Centre (CDC) is the biggest project that has ever been undertaken by the City health department and will provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to Pelican Park, Eagle Park, New Horizon, Lotus River, and surrounding areas, including informal settlements.
The estimated number of people the clinic will serve is nearly 80 000.
Health services offered at the clinic include child, women and men’s health services, TB testing and treatment, HIV counselling and testing, support and treatment, curative services for adults and management of chronic conditions as well as screenings.
Some of the features at the facility include a pharmacy, wound care and treatment rooms, areas for the treatment of infectious diseases, a waiting area with an open plan design, including a reception area, help desk, and administration offices and a play area for children.
A state-of-the-art IT modernisation project with an electronic appointment system, which was recently launched by the City, was also introduced at the clinic.
Dr Zahid Badroodien, mayoral committee member for community services and health, said the system will fast track medical services.
“The purpose of the appointment system is to reduce long queues and waiting times at clinics. We appeal to the community to utilise the appointment system. Sick children and sick adults do not require an appointment to access care.”
To schedule an appointment contact Pelican Park CDC on 021 814 1219 or visit the clinic.