On the 10th of October 2023, Standerton Hospital in the Gert Sibande District turns 100 years of providing quality healthcare services to the people of Standerton and the surrounding areas.
Standerton Hospital was built in 1922 and officially opened on the 10th of October 1923 by the Executive Mayor of Standerton, Cllr. Charles Landuna.
The hospital that is currently led by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nhlanhla Dladla, delivered its first baby in 1960.The hospital received several facelift and extension to accommodate the current population and to meet the requirements for a district hospital.
The 195 beds hospital is currently serving Lekwa Local Municipality and Dipaliseng Local Municipality.
The celebration was combined with the Hospital Open Day Programme and was addressed by the Lekwa Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Louis Thabethe, who congratulated the hospital and the people of Lekwa and Dipaliseng for the centenary of the hospital and reminded them about the importance of having regular health checkups which can identify early signs of health issues.
“I urged our people to use health facilities not when they are very sick, it is important to do regular check-ups to detect any health problems or diseases at an early stage before they develop into something much more serious, please don’t wait until it’s too late to seek medical assistance early.
Our health facilities have capable health professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat diseases,” said Executive Mayor Thabethe.
He further went on to responded to clarity seeking questions raised by the community members regarding the provision of health services in the hospital.
The Executive Mayor was accompanied by the Speaker of the Council, Cllr. Oliver Phiri, Members of the Mayoral Committee, Provincial Head of Department of Health, Dr L.K Ndlovu, the Deputy Director General: Clinical Services, Ms Dudu Mdluli and other senior managers.