Bosch Stemele, Bosch Projects, the Development Bank of South Africa and the National Department of Health were involved in the conditional assessments of 121 nursing colleges across all provinces over the past 6 months. For this project an assessment team from each of the Bosch Stemele regional offices visited individual facilities to report on the condition and upgrading requirements per facility.
Additionally, Bosch Stemele will assist with the initiation of a contractor procurement process to have seven facilities upgraded as part of the first phase of upgrades.
The expansion requirements of each facility is also being considered, to ensure that forward planning is done that will take the required student increases, up to the year 2025, into account. To accomplish this, Bosch Stemele engaged with the CSIR to develop space norms for nursing colleges that are now being implemented to calculate the training room type and number to be added to each facility. These additions are then translated into Departmental budget requirements.
This project forms part of the Department of Health’s wider strategy to improve the standard of health care in South Africa and Bosch Stemele is proud to be part of the solution.