Listed property group Growthpoint has announced that it has completed the development of a 11,000 square metre surgical hospital in Pretoria
The R470 million Cintocare Hospital in the Menlyn Main precinct was constructed as a high-performance clinical centre, focused exclusively on head, neck, spinal and vascular surgery – only the fifth of its kind in the world that features its specialised surgical mix and clinical business model, the group said.
Construction began in July 2018 and was completed on time at the end of 2020.
“The hospital is the first of its kind in many aspects. Africa’s first certified green hospital, Cintocare incorporates numerous sustainable design and management features, earning a 5 Green Star Custom Healthcare design certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).
“Healthcare facilities with green design have been found to deliver 15% faster recovery rates, a 22% reduction in need for pain medication, an 11% reduction in secondary infections, and an 8.5% reduction in hospital stays. Cintocare is also South Africa’s first hospital to generate its own oxygen on demand using an installed PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) plant,” the group said.
The property comprises seven levels – three parking; one for the plant room; and three clinical and consulting levels.
The development partnership delivered the full suite of services for the 100-bed hospital. It incorporates 15 consulting rooms and five theatres, including one hybrid theatre, with the potential to increase this number to eight.
Disciplines offered include neuro and spinal surgeons, maxillofacial and oral surgeons, ear, nose and throat surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons and a vascular surgeon, as well as specialist physicians, paediatricians and intensivist.
Its services include radiology, pathology, physiotherapy, audiology and speech and swallowing therapy.