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The aim of the project was to construct a hospital providing quality healthcare in a natural healing environment and to raise health awareness through its sustainable design. Green building features incorporated into the design have ensured energy and cost-savings benefits, while community involvement has also been a priority design element.
Mitchell's Plain is an area better known for gangsterism and drug addiction than healthcare service delivery and the hospital seeks to have a positve impact in terms of providing superior patient treatment. The various empowerment initiatives set up during the construction of the hospital provided skills-based training and employment opportunities for many local businesses and individuals.