UKZN Visits Addington Children’s Hospital in Durban
Soggy and blustery weather did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of those who gave the UKZN Foundation team a tour of progress made in the multi-million rand upgrade to the Addington Children’s Hospital in Durban.
The tour was led by KZN’s Children’s Hospital Trust founder, Dr Arthi Ramkissoon, and Contracts Manager, Mr Nick Meyerowitz of Norvo Construction.
Renovating the Addington Children’s Hospital is a strategic part of healthcare delivery in KwaZulu-Natal, according to Public Health Specialist, Ramkissoon. Now that the early phase of the project has been completed, the Trust is engaging with several potential donors to fund the rest of the renovation project.
It is the challenge of restoring this much needed facility to its former glory that has prospective donors excited.
With remarkable deftness and attention to detail, Norvo Construction has completed the early phases of the renovation and enabled the once gracious building to reveal glimpses of its former beauty, boasting elegant columns, vibrant murals and a majestic bell-tower.
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