Residents of Florida, Roodepoort, in the City of Johannesburg’s Region C, will soon be the proud owners of an upgraded clinic that boasts more services for the community.
The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of City of Johannesburg, has been implementing the construction of the upgraded Florida Clinic health care facility.
Two adjacent houses, located on Madeleine Street, were earmarked for the development and demolished to make way for the modern healthcare facility, which is designed to effectively and efficiently meet the growing healthcare needs of the local community.
The clinic is anticipated to be completed in January 2020, after the contractual agreement with the previous contractor was terminated by the JDA, due to failure to execute the works in accordance with the construction programme. The newly appointed contractor took occupation of the site on 18 June 2019.
Once completed, the healthcare facility will consist of 18 consulting rooms, an emergency and stabilisation unit, a mother and child section, counselling rooms, a group room for ARV Treatment and TB therapy, a testing facility and antenatal care. The clinic will also have a central pharmacy, social work counselling rooms and ablution facilities.
“The upgraded healthcare facility will provide access to quality primary healthcare to the more than 30 000 residents in Ward 70. If our residents are healthy, they are able to work, earn a living and contribute to the growth of our economy,” said Cllr Mpho Phalatse, who is the Member of Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development in the City of Johannesburg.
This construction also plays a role in job creation and skills development, with 30% of the contract value being awarded to SMMEs in Ward 70 and the appointment and training of local labourers from the same ward.
“Florida Clinic has for a long time been one of the City’s health care facilities which were due for redevelopment, and as the City, we are pleased to be in a position to provide suitable facilities that cater to the needs of the community,” said Cllr Reuben Masango, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning.