Florida Clinic has been one of the City's Johannesburg's healthcare facilities which were due for redevelopment, and with the project almost at practical completion, the clinic's revitalisation into a modern healthcare facility, designed to effectively and efficiently meet the growing healthcare needs of the local community, will be realised.
The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of City of Johannesburg's Health Department, has been implementing the construction of the modern, 18-consulting-room, Florida Clinic healthcare facility aimed to provide access to quality primary healthcare to the residents of Ward 70 in Florida, Roodepoort.
Urban sprawl is evident in the region, with rapid residential development, including townhouses and cluster developments, along and around Christiaan de Wet Road, among several other areas.
“Rapid urbanisation in the City brings with it both challenges and opportunities for urban development, and the greater capacity Florida Clinic is one of the City's efforts in urban planning and development interventions necessary to ensure that these rapid changes are addressed," said Cllr Thapelo Amad, the MMC for Development Planning in the City of Johannesburg.
Two adjacent houses, located on Madeleine Street, were 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 healthcare facility consists 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 also has a central pharmacy, social work counselling rooms and ablution facilities
Equipped with photovoltaic solar panels and an integrated battery generator, the panels will support air conditioning, ventilation and air filtering, lighting, and water pumping, which are essential for hygiene.
MMC for Health and Social Development in the City of Johannesburg Cllr Eunice Mgcina said: “The upgraded healthcare facility will provide access to quality primary healthcare to the more than 30 000 residents in the area and is well linked to the rest of the city with major roads, such as Main Reef Road, Ontdekkers Road, Albertina Sisulu Road."
The City of Johannesburg, under the Government of Local Unity (GLU), has outlined 11 Strategic Priorities to coordinate effective responses to the Joburg 2040 Growth and Development Strategy (GDS), and has identified sustainable service delivery as a strategic priority to accelerate service delivery and make an impactful difference for the residents of the City – access to primary healthcare being one of them.