Medical teaching facilities, Parowvallei (Afrikaans)

Brink A.J. (1975)

The building complex erected for training in the area of medicine is described in relation to the thinking which forms the background for these physical facilities. Provision is made for training of students in medicine, nursing and the paramedical services of physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Stellenbosch is also on the site. Facilities exist for training of a wide spectrum of medical technologists and technicians, and nursing colleges have been established for the training of both White and Coloured nurses. There are supporting services such as workshops, a laundry and animal facilites. A creche for the children of working mothers, both White and Coloured, has been established, and a post office have also been built on the site. The Tygerberg Hospital provides a comprehensive service to patients and is planned to accommodate all ethnic groups under one roof with particular provision of facilities for the most specialised services. The emphasis is on the training of students in medicine, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

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