09 Mar Installation: King Edward VIII Hospital:
King Edward VIII Hospital is a government hospital providing services to the whole of the Greater Durban Metropolis with patients from the KwaZulu-Natal area being referred to this tertiary hospital.
The hospital, built in 1936, is a teaching hospital for the University of KwaZulu Natal Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine and has a Nursing College. It has a capacity of 852 beds and sees approximately 22 000 patients on a monthly basis. These numbers alone, show just how important the hospital is to future doctors and nursing staff alike.
Major storms in late 2017 saw vast damage being caused to the Hospital’s Theatres, ICU and some of its wards, which resulted in the demolition and renovation of these areas. Hutz Medical assisted with the supply of various products for the revamp, including Bedhead Service Systems (HU10-01), innovative Anaesthetic Stack and Surgical Pendant Service Systems (HU6-S1-01 and HU6-S2-02), Major Theatre Control Panels in the form of the surface mounted HU12’s as well as various Attachments, including amongst other items x-ray viewing screens (HU-XRU-02) and digital screens. The digital screens are still to be linked into the future IT Network.
Hutz Medical was privileged to be able to supply the Neo-Natal ICU Wards, in association with the Carte Blanche Team, to renovate beleaguered hospitals in need of upgrades and rejuvenation. Recent upgrades to Surgical Wards program were also part of Hutz’s mandate.
“I was pleased to be part of a team who worked tirelessly to ensure an end product which will benefit our local communities here in KwaZulu-Natal. With the various Theatres, Recovery, ICU & Hi-Care Wards about to become a reality and soon be fully operational again, the King Edward VIII hospital is once more able to assist by providing high end healthcare facilities for those most in need,” commented Maxime Lenferna, Hutz Medical’s Project Manager in KZN.
Hutz Medical is pleased to be associated with the following professionals on this project:
Main Contractor: Leomat Construction
Architect: Sakhisizwe Architects
Electrical Contractor: MG Electrical
Client: KZN Health Department
Electrical Engineers: Ibuya Consulting Engineers