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Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Kingsway hospitals to re-open

Looking forward to again serving the communities with specialised medical care


Netcare confirms that the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (KZN DoH) advised that both Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Kingsway hospitals may re-open.

“Since Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Kingsway hospitals were closed for new patient admissions in April, Netcare has been engaging and working closely, and on an ongoing basis, with the KZN DoH on all matters pertaining to COVID-19 at the hospitals as well as planning for their re-opening,” says Craig Murphy, regional director coastal of Netcare hospitals.

At the beginning of May, the hospitals had already further enhanced their disinfecting and decontaminating programmes of all the facilities on their premises. Doctors at Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Kingsway hospitals will also again be consulting from their rooms as of 11 May 2020.

“We are pleased that Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Kingsway hospitals can again offer much needed specialised medical care to the communities they serve, and we sincerely thank the communities for their patience and understanding over the past number of weeks.

“The resilience and commitment demonstrated by our staff since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in South Africa have been humbling. We value the tremendous contribution of our nursing and support staff, doctors, other healthcare practitioners and contract service providers at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, and would like to express our deep and heartfelt gratitude to each of them for their incredible efforts under these challenging circumstances,” Murphy concludes.

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