Construction Plans for UKZN Student Residential Facility Underway at Emmaus Hospital
A delegation of Professional Services Staff at UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health (SNPH) accompanied by representatives from M Projects - a company that specialises in instant mobile space solutions - visited Emmaus District Hospital, Winterton, on Wednesday, 6 July.
The visit saw a meeting between the delegation and hospital management - led by hospital CEO, Ms Ndileka Mzizi - during which space for a new residential facility to accommodate UKZN students deployed for rural clinical training was identified during a tour (of the hospital). M Projects is tasked with installing the student park home.
All logistical arrangements associated with the installation of a four single bedroom residential were discussed and points of clarity were sought and explained.
Both Mzizi and Dr Mampho Mochaoa, acting Medical Manager at the hospital, expressed the hospital’s gratitude for the establishment of a “home away from home” for Medical students in training. There was also a suggestion that this residence be extended to nurses in training and other disciplines for the betterment and support of healthcare systems within rural communities.
Words: Lihle Sosibo