Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre – Construction Under Way State-of-the-art Day Hospital & Eye Clinic

Cranes have dot the sky along the R44 approaching Strand, as the construction of two new medical facilities proceeds in full swing in the Heartlands De Beers Precinct in Somerset West. The larger of the two is a fully-fledged acute hospital, which is being developed by Busamed, an NEF public-funded company. The smaller of the two construction sites is the new home of the Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre, a prestigious private Day Hospital and Ophthalmic Clinic set to open its doors to the public in October 2014.


The Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre is the product of a small group of specialists who envisaged a medical facility that would be owned and managed by the doctors who operate in it, and that would rival the best in the world in terms of patient care, affordability, patient, doctor and staff comfort, technology and prestige.

To realise their dream, the group which originally comprised of 5 Ophthalmologists and an Anaesthetist, and now includes Ear, Nose and Throat, as well as Maxillo-Facial specialists, partnered with Cure Day Clinics, one of the best in terms of expertise and experience in the operation of Day Hospital facilities, to form Cure Day Clinics Somerset West.

This partnership will be in charge of the day-to-day operation and management of the Day Hospital, and has as its goal the provision of more affordable and efficient, and therefore more accessible, private healthcare. Cure Day Clinics have already opened, and are currently operating, successful Day Hospitals in Erasmuskloof, Medkin, Midstream, Paarl and most recently Bloemfontein.

Cure Day Clinic Somerset West can offer the following same-day surgical procedures by qualified doctors and assisted by dedicated and qualified nursing staff: Dental surgery, Ear-; Nose- and Throat surgery (ENT), General surgery, Gynaecology, Plastic and Cosmetic surgery, Urology, Dermatology, Maxillo-Facial & Oral surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic surgery and Gastroenterology. Here the surgeons and specialist will be able to share specialised facilities and equipment in order to provide better and more affordable quality care to their existing patients. The expansion plans of the Cure Day Clinics, Group of Day Hospitals, include establishing day hospitals across the country, providing same-day surgery at affordable prices within a safe and privately managed environment.

Although not a completely new model, the concept of day surgery clinics to curb rising healthcare costs, is fast gaining momentum in SA. Funders, patients and doctors are now considering day hospitals as the ‘next big thing’ to save costs, improve efficiencies, reduce waiting times and free up beds in acute hospitals for more serious cases. Admitting few emergency cases at day hospitals, ensures that operating schedules are adhered to, and helps patients and family to plan their days.

Cure Day Clinics – Day Hospitals are fully equipped for any medical emergency and their personnel are trained accordingly. The day hospital concept should benefit the larger hospitals by freeing up theatre space and beds for very ill patients and emergencies, reducing waiting times for patients and doctors, and improving the utilisation of hospital capacity and staff. Should an emergency occur and if the patient needs to stay overnight, contingency plans are in place to transfer a patient to an appropriate facility.

Furthermore, the original group of medical specialists teamed up with local property heavyweights, including Lazercor Developments, to form CJM Investments (Pty) Ltd, a private development company tasked with initiating and overseeing the design, development and construction of the Medical Centre. The value of building (Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre) is R70 million, and Cure Day Clinics – Day Hospital another R15 million, giving the project a total value of R85 million

An approximately 600m2 dedicated Ophthalmic Clinic will also be established in the Centre, where 5 local ophthalmologists will be able to share specialized facilities and equipment between their individual practices in order to provide better, more efficient and more affordable quality care to both new and existing patients.

Additional sectional title purchasers in the Medical Centre scheme include a Radiology Unit and Pathology Lab, and the developers are currently in negotiations with a small exclusive Dialysis Centre. The Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre is also open to investor-purchasers and suitable tenants.

Development Summary:

  • 100% of the GLA has been sold.
  • 300m² is available to let.
  • Additional storage space is available.
  • The Centre will be ready to open its doors to the public in October 2014.

For additional information, kindly contact Chantél Nel at

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