Leading South African property investor and developer Atterbury has introduced a landmark new medical development to its prestigious mixed-use Pretoria precinct, The Club.
Club Surgical Centre, a day hospital offering cutting-edge treatment in skin cancer, cosmetic, ear-nose-and-throat, and spinal surgery, began helping patients this month. Fully operational from 9 April, the Club Surgical Centre development is revolutionary.
The centre was shaped by its specialists together with Atterbury, so it is designed optimally for their services. The opposite is usually true. Specialists often have to slot into prebuilt generic hospital spaces. The Club Surgical Centre is also ground-breaking as it has been crafted based on leading-edge world trends in day care surgery. The centre’s co-founders, Dr Japie de Wet and Dr Pieter du Plessis, have acquired unique skills to pioneer the only multidisciplinary unit of this kind in South Africa.
Atterbury helped the partners find the perfect home for the centre. Together, they navigated statutory applications, licences and compliance requirements. And, as the project gained momentum, they realised the demand for this kind of surgical facility was much wider than originally anticipated.
Day case surgery is becoming the norm in first world countries, with one in three surgical procedures taking place in such units. In South Africa, the current rate is about one in 12. Louis van der Watt, CEO of Atterbury, says: “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.”
On the ground floor is an exciting new-format Dis-Chem pharmacy whose 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 know and love.
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.