Kzn Department of Health suggests that Addington Hospital be moved due to salt air
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has suggested that Addington Hospital be moved to an inland location.
This suggestion that was made during last week’s parliamentary session, and is believed to be the solution to the hospital’s maintenance problem.
The 141-year-old hospital which is located just opposite the sea, at the beach front has been having serious problems with its faulty lifts. Its close proximity to the beach is believed to be one of the main causes for these problems.
“The salt air that comes from the ocean affects our lifts continuously and the rust that has been always there is what has been affecting our lifts,” the MEC stated in a released statement.
These rusted lifts result in patients having to climb the stairs on their own. Addington was designated as one of the country’s Coronavirus response facilities with a dedicated Covid-19 ward.
“As a result we are looking at options of moving the hospital away from where it currently is and be manageable and be friendly to patients,” Simelane-Zulu stated.