The JDA is set to start construction of a brand new, multi-million rand clinic in Westbury.

Slovoville ClinicThe R16-million Slovoville Clinic near Dobsonville in Soweto opened its doors in March 2014.THE UPGRADE of Westbury Clinic will bring far improved healthcare services to the Joburg suburb where poet and activist Don Mattera was born in 1935 – when it was still known as Western Native Township.

The existing clinic will be demolished to make way for a brand new, double storey facility capable of accommodating larger volumes of patients. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) will oversee the multi-million rand project on behalf of the City of Joburg.

JDA Chief Executive Officer Thanduxolo Mendrew said construction was expected to commence in January 2015, and to be complete by the end of the year.

“The design of the facility is modern and will house 18 consulting rooms,” Mendrew said. “The consulting rooms are for multi-purpose use and can accommodate and treat any of the ailments. These rooms each have a hand basin and a lockable cupboard.”

Major project components include the isolation room, medical store, youth “chill room”, health promotion room, patient area, reception and waiting area, and provision for staffing and emergency services.

The community has been asked to use alternative facilities in the area during the construction period.

Earlier this year, the JDA completed construction of the Slovoville Clinic in Soweto and the Mpumelelo Clinic in Ivory Park.

The agency has a number of other clinics lined up for construction on behalf of the City, including facilities in River Park, Halfway House, Parkhurst, Orchards, Noordgesig and Zandspruit.