Tshwane recently welcomed a new R470 million specialized hospital, the first accredited “green” hospital in Africa and the sixth in the world.
The Cintocare Hospital in Menlyn, Maine, was built by Growthpoint Properties and received a “5 Green Star” accreditation from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
The 11,000m2 structure has a lot of glass in addition to different energy-saving measures.
Cintocare Hospital specializes mainly on ear, nose, throat, head, neck, spinal, face, and vascular surgery, and opened its doors on December 1, 2020, two months after its intended opening date owing to the pandemic.
The facility has a specific in-house facility that produces medical oxygen on demand, that is a first in South Africa.
The seven-story hospital has 100 beds and five operating rooms, one of which is a multipurpose theatre. Parking is on the first three levels, reception and consulting rooms are on the fourth, and operating theatres as well as other medical facilities are on the remaining floors.
The hospital features a “robotic pharmacy,” which uses mechanical machines to pack and administer all medications and drip sets to nurses, who subsequently distribute them to patients.
Because of its specialized nature, anyone can’t just stroll in for medical help. Patients admitted to the hospital are individuals who have been referred by a specialized doctor for an operation or other medical treatment.