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Mediclinic News : Private hospital ready to combat 'Day Zero'

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Private hospital ready to combat 'Day Zero'

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2018-03-08

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CONSTANTIABERG BULLETIN Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital and the Deputy Mayor of the Western Cape, Ian Nielsen, have opened up the first water filtration plant successfully installed at a private facility in the Western Cape, for consumption to combat "Day Zero". Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands, Western Cape, is the first private business and private healthcare facility in the Western Cape to successfully install a water filtration plant that fully complies with the City of Cape Town's regulations and byelaws. The Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital Water Filtration Plant is now switched on and the water is suitable for human consumption and for use in a healthcare environment. The municipal water supply has been switched off and the hospital is operating off the grid. Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital has an emergency storage supply at the hospital which is sufficient for at least 48hours, should there be any technical glitches with the filtration plant. Life Healthcare Group has a national water security strategy in place which includes the implementation of responsible water management processes and preventative measures to eliminate any impact on our patients, doctors and employees. Life Healthcare engaged with officials from the City of Cape Town and the Department of Water and Sanitation to obtain permission for their Western Cape hospitals to become self-sufficient in terms of its water supply, in anticipation of the current water crisis the region is facing. Formal approval was granted by the authorities and boreholes were sunk at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands and Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont. Life Healthcare has confirmed that its hospitals and facilities will not be impacted by the current water crisis in the Cape Town area. Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital has also implemented further strict water savings measures including the installation of reduced flow valves on taps and showers, recycling of water for instrument sterilisation and the reuse of grey water In partnership with provincial and local government authorities, special contingency measures will also be in place to allow Life Healthcare and specifically Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, to assist in case of emergencies and to mitigate the risk of water resources being plundered during the crisis. Life Healthcare Group is committed to being a world-class provider of quality healthcare for all. As part of our quality service delivery we are committed to actively conserving the environment and limiting the harmful impact our business activities may have on the environment. Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital would like to formally thank the team that built and registered the water filtration plant: The City of Cape Town; The Department of Water & Sanitation WC; Murray & Roberts Water Division; AH L Water; AWS Water; Dr Co — Boreholes; Gottgens Plumbing and Skylark Electrical. Without their effort, time and support this project would not have been a success.
Created at 2018/03/14 08:45 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2018/03/14 08:45 AM by Mediclinic