Wellness Crossing, a multipurpose medical hub in Wilgeheuwel, Roodepoort is set to launch the first phase of development in March 2017. Wellness Crossing is situated to the immediate west of Lifestyle Crossing and Retail Crossing in Wilgeheuwel.
The four medical buildings to be built on the property will form the health and wellness centre comprising a Day Hospital operated by Cure Day Clinics, a Sub-Acute Hospital, Medical Suites and Wellness activities. The first phase of the development will be the establishment of the Day Hospital and Sectional Title Medical Suites, housing specialised Medical Practitioners in support of Wellness Crossing.
The expanding community in the Wilgeheuwel suburb has seen a substantial growth in demand for specialised medical care. The new medical facilities will provide world class patient care, cutting edge technology and patient comfort.
“A Dialysis Clinic, Pathology Laboratory, Physiotherapist and Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon are already on board to take occupancy of the medical suites,” explains Mark Teuchert, Managing Director of Lazercor Developments. “With Cure Day Clinics in place to manage the doctors, surgeons and nursing staff at the day hospital we’ve already created the platform for a successful health and wellness centre.”
Wellness Crossing will be Lazercor’s fourth medical development. Tried and tested management procedures have been benchmarked for best practice. “When we started Lazercor we decided that we would not be sector bound, however, we’ve found a need that has not been previously provided for in the industry, where doctors can own their own rooms, within a structured platform close to medical facilities, such as day hospitals and sub-acute hospitals. We have found that this model satisfies a need and will contribute to the health and wellness property curve,” says Teuchert.
South Africa is home to 50 Day Hospitals and 200 Acute Hospitals, however worldwide the ratio for every acute hospital to every day hospital is one to one, respectively. Medical Aids are in full support of day hospitals where medical procedures and operations can equate to as much as 35 to 45 percent saving of similar procedures in acute hospitals. With no overnight stays the need for night staff is eradicated, cutting down staffing hours from three shifts to one.
The Sectional Title Medical Suites available for purchase or leasing will boast an array of medical practitioners from different specialist fields in order to offer a variety of medical services to the community. This process ensures less competition among same-discipline practitioners with a greater medical offering to the community.
This multi-dimensional medical facility will also boast technology intelligent buildings with biometric access and egress control. Electrified fence perimeter, security cameras, 24-hour security standby generators as well as UPS equipment for unavoidable power failures which will ensure day-to-day procedures run as per normal.
The intelligent architecture of each building has been designed to integrate natural light where possible encompassing an invigorating environment for patients and practitioners. The state-of-the-art infrastructure has created a one-stop-shop for health and wellness, one that exudes a comfortable environment with quality services.
The second phase of the development is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017 and will see the development of the Sub-Acute Hospital, Oncology Unit and additional Medical Suites. Lazercor also plans to incorporate wellness activities such as spa’s, beauty boutiques and Chiropractitioners, further creating and instilling a multi-faceted health and wellness centre.