Situated on the outskirts of Richards Bay at the John Ross Eco Junction Melomed Hospital was initially opened in January 2018, offering a 200-bed facility with state-of-the-art equipment that caters to a large under serviced community of Zululand.
After obtaining the licence and being fully equipped with a catheterisation laboratory to add to the range of multidisciplinary services, the hospital was officially launched on the 8th of October 2019 offering an improved healthcare landscape in KZN through the inclusion of accessible health and life-saving services.
The recently installed cath lab has enabled the first successful heart bypass operation at Melomed and ensures that patients requiring specialised catheterisation and cardiac treatment no longer have to travel several hundred kilometres. This development makes Melomed the leading medical facility in the rural area of Richards Bay and a centre of excellence.
Liberty Two Degrees Financial Director, Josè Snyders comments:
“Our investments have always focused on bringing humanity to business and business to humanity. We are pleased to be part of making a real and meaningful difference to people’s lives as well as the community as a whole”.
The hospital is co-owned by Liberty Group Limited (Liberty), L2D and Tuscaloosa and is leased to Melomed on a long-term lease. Melomed occupies 13,809m2 in gross lettable area of the John Ross Eco Junction Estate which is a fully secured eco-friendly business estate located at the junction of the N2 (linking Durban and Pongola) and the John Ross Highway (connecting Richards Bay and Empangeni). John Ross Eco Junction is co-owned by L2D and Liberty.
Roy Lighton, Development Executive at L2D adds “The John Ross Eco Junction provides opportunities for developments that cater to the specific needs and requirements of prospective tenants and importantly the community, Melomed Hospital was one such development”.
Commenting on the diversified capabilities of the team and its commitment to quality developments, Snyders concludes:
“I am proud of the team, having delivered another quality development. Through sheer hard work, commitment and determination, the Melomed development is one the region of KwaZulu-Natal can take ownership of and be proud of. We look forward to creating many more meaningful and experiential spaces that serve the community”.