Atterbury has recently introduced its new landmark medical development to its mixed-use Pretoria precinct.
The Club Surgical Centre is a state-of-the-art day hospital offering cutting-edge treatment in skin cancer, cosmetic, ear-nose-and-throat and spinal surgery. Fully operational as of the 9th of April 2018, the centre was shaped by specialists in collaboration with Atterbury and designed optimally for their services based on leading-edge world trends in day care surgery.
The centre’s co-founders, Dr Japie de Wet and Dr Pieter du Plessis identified the need for a custom facility tailored to modern trends in day surgery. Atterbury assisted the partners with sourcing a perfect home for the centre. As the project gained momentum, they realised that the demand for this kind of surgical facility was much larger than they initially anticipated.
“Club Surgical Centre is a true asset to the community of Pretoria, the specialists operating here are all extremely well known, not only in Pretoria but countrywide. We are excited to have expert medical professionals of this calibre choose The Club precinct for their pioneering new unit” commented Louis van der Watt, CEO of Atterbury.
The facility hosts three key surgical specialties. Its founding doctors are skin cancer specialists who were approached by two further groups of specialists who identified the need for the niche facility within their respective fields.
Dr Nisius du Plessis, Dr Jannie Kok, Dr Kobus Venter and Dr Janet Izeboud have established a Centre of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Club Surgery Centre. Similarly, Dr Louis Nel has established a unit for spinal day case surgery and Club Surgical Centre will also become the diagnostic hub of Spine Africa, a multidisciplinary group of different surgical and non-surgical specialities focusing only on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal problems. Spine specialist, Dr Louis Nel, explains this facility is so attractive because it brings together a group of spine specialists who share resources and equipment – and with less duplication comes more cost-effectiveness.
The fully-let 4,800sqm Club Surgical Centre’s interior is designed to offer the calming experience of a modern lounge, which soothes the clinical hospital environment.
The ground floor offers a new-format Dis-Chem pharmacy which spans 760sqm and is more compact and focused than the brand’s typical store.
The Club Dis-Chem’s offering has been carefully tailored to cater for customers living in the immediate area. Although smaller than usual, it still provides the Dis-Chem experience that customers have come to know and love.
In this specialist medical environment, and exceptional pharmacy was a ‘no-brainer’, and Johan Roets of Atterbury retail leasing explains that space was earmarked for Dis-Chem from the start. It meant, though, that Dis-Chem had to create a smaller, tailor-made model to match the space available and to meet the needs of its customers in this market.
“Dis-Chem was selected for this development as the perfect match for the day hospital and its medical presence, as well as for its own strong pulling power. We know they will be a great asset to the entire Club precinct” says Roets.
Moving through the Club Surgical Centre, the consulting rooms are situated on the first and second floor. Burger Radiologists’ state-of-the-art radiology suite, with the first standing MRI scanner in Africa, is situated on the first floor. Ampath pathologists are on the second floor, and the top floor comprises the day hospital.
All this is complemented by generous open and basement parking, as well as its superb location within Atterbury’s iconic live-work-play precinct development, making it ideal for patients from all over the country.
The founding doctors of Club Surgery Centre already have the coveted status as one of the only accredited training facilities in mohs micrographic skin-cancer surgery, outside the USA. This makes the centre exceptional and creates a professional legacy that will benefit a multitude of patients across the spectrum.