Burn Unit at UP

Posted on November 15, 2013

Prior to the extension of the building there was a limitation of space for patients, and one of the challenges the Unit faced was a high infection rate in patients’ wounds. The infections happened because patients’ wound dressings had to be changed on their beds and this also resulted in an extended hospital stay. 

According to Dr Muller, wound infections have been reduced because of a new dedicated room for wound dressing and there is an improved healing rate as well as a shortened hospital stay.

Gauteng’s MEC for Health, Mr Hope Papo, said the renovated building came as a result of a partnership between his department and the Carte Blanche – making a difference Trust, which secured the sponsoring of the refurbishment of the Unit. “This partnership is indeed a social compact in action and also a demonstration that government is committed to working with the private sector and civil society in delivering equal health services,” he said.


 MEC Hope Papo interacts with patients and staff at hospital's Burns Unit.

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