Construction site of new R35 million psychiatric building at Paarl Hospital to be visited by Ministers Mbombo and Grant

Media Advisory:

Today, Tuesday 10 November 2015, the Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and the Transport and Public Works Minister, Mr Donald Grant, will visit the construction site of the new Psychiatric building at Paarl Hospital.

The construction of this facility is a direct response to the need for a dedicated Psychiatric Ward at the Hospital. This infrastructure will assist in managing the high number of psychiatric patients at this facility.

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is responsible for the construction. The project team from DTPW will show Minister Grant and Minister Mbombo around the construction site and provide a progress update.


This R35 million facility will feature:

  • A brand new 30 bed ward
  • Day areas for living and rehabilitation
  • Outdoor areas
  • Consulting rooms
  • Service areas

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.


Date: 10 November 2015

Time: 11: 00

Venue: Paarl Hospital New Psychiatric Building, 40 Hospital Street, Paarl (Meeting at the Administration Block of the Hospital before proceeding to site).


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