To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Saturday, 07 May 2022

Health Minister to provide update on Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

Pretoria: Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla will next week Monday, 09 May conduct a site-visit and lead the official re-opening of the Accident and Emergency Units at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

This is in line with an undertaking made in March this year that the two critical units of the facility will be ready by the end of April 2022 as part of phased-in approach to rehabilitate the hospital.

Minister Phaahla will be joined by Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi, Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and other senior government officials on a walk-about to check the progress made in refurbishing the hospital and also provide update on the next milestone.

The walk-about will culminate with media briefing to allow interaction between the media and the political principals. Members of the media are invited to join the re-opening event and walk-about.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday, 09 May 2022
Time: 9h30
Venue: CEO`s Boardroom, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital


For more information and media enquiries, please contact:

Foster Mohale
Director Media Relations
National Health Department
Cell: 072 4323792

Kwara Kekana
Gauteng Health Department
Cell: 082 737 7227