n IMIESA - New hospital for rural residents : projects

Volume 32, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 32, Issue 10, Oct 2007, p. 71
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Situated 5km from Mt Frere in the Transkei, the Madzikane Memorial Hospital provides health care to a large rural community, who previously had to travel to Umtata in order to receive medical attention. Johann Schoeman of Winterback Pretorius Architects in East London designed the single storey hospital, which comprises several different buildings linked by covered walkways. Since the hospital is located away from the town, staff accommodation has also been provided, with doctors having the convenience of living on the hospital's premises.

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