Sha’p Left Nursing Hub
On Saturday 30 November 2019, together with Cipla Foundation South Africa, we officially launched the Sha’p Left Healthcare hub, conveniently located next to the Bellville public transport interchange. We were honoured to have City of Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Dan Plato present to formally open the centre. We welcomed the Mayor, City Councillors and other guests – especially Mandisa Swart and Ntombi Zitha, who are part of the team providing exceptional care for visitors to the centre.
The celebration was to mark the arrival of a new model of accessible healthcare for people living and working in Bellville, made possible through this key partnership between the public and private sector. Visitors to the centre will be able to collect their chronic medications, have a healthcare consultation and even get their eyes tested. It is affordable, accessible healthcare for all.
Executive Mayor, Dan Plato spoke at the launch of his focus on Bellville saying: “We need to connect and uplift more businesses where it matters and this one definitely matters. This whole area needs a major upgrade and I am pushing for it. I admire the beauty when I walk in here, this represents thinking out of the box and innovation. It represents bringing services to the people. The state can’t do it alone. We need partners. That is why I support the GTP and businesses to make it happen.”
View photos from the launch and extracts from the speeches on the day here.
The project has achieved international recognition, winning a Pinnacle Award in the International Downtown Association Downtown Achievement Awards in 2020. Read more here.