Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital, a world-class, quality treatment facility situated in the historic Paardevlei precinct, Somerset West was officially launched with an opening ceremony on 5 June 2015 with over 200 invited guests.
Guests arrived with a Marimba Band playing, and were welcomed by the MC Dr. Michael Mol, well known TV presenter, while treated with an array of canapés and drinks. Guest speakers included Philisiwe Mthethwa (CEO of the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), Prof Nomafrench Mbombo (Western Cape Minister of Health) and Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla.
After the formalities the guests were entertained by a Cape Minstrels Performance. A vote of thanks was given by Chairman of the Busamed Board, Dr Dilza Mji towards the sponsors and he mentioned all the doctors on the team individually. At the official opening ceremony Dr Joe Phaahla cut the ribbon, while Prof. Mbombo unveiled the Hospital Plaque.
The guests were entertained on a guided tour of the 100-bed acute facility with its medical, surgical, day, paediatric, general and cardiac ICU’s, high-care, labour, maternity, neonatal and neonatal ICU wards.
Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital also have an emergency centre which operates 24 hours a day, 4 modern, state-of-the-art operating theatres and a cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
A wide range of specialities available at the facility includes general medicine/physicians, emergency medicine, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery, paediatrics and other disciplines which have part-time representation at the facility.
The specialists will be supported by on-site pathology and radiology services. The radiology practice has included general and specialised radiology techniques, including advanced MRI and CT scanners.
The hospital building has been designed with the patients’ needs and comfort in mind, equipped with the most modern equipment – aimed at achieving favourable outcomes and best possible experience for patients and their families. In addition, the staff and the resident specialists are passionate about patient-centred care and patient well-being.
Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital will not only supply quality treatment to the residents of the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, but also patients in other surrounding areas who needs medical assistance.