23 October 2019

Commercial and medical property developer Giflo
Medical is investing R130-million in expanding and upgrading two adjacent
medical facilities – the Cormed private hospital and the Envision Centre for
Sight – located within an established medical precinct in Vanderbijlpark,

Giflo is redeveloping and expanding the existing
Cormed private hospital to accommodate an acute private hospital including specialised
ophthalmology, critical care, orthopaedic laminar flow theatre and radiology
services, enlarging the scope of procedures offered by the hospital.

Cormed also offers maternity, high care, general
wards and an after-hours consultation service.

Cormed started as a small day hospital, but has
grown significantly over 25 years in response to the increasing demand for its
services in its community.

The latest extension will almost double the size
and capacity of the hospital by adding a further 2 000 m2 of
space and growing it to a total 4 400 m2.

The revamp and expansion of Cormed takes the
hospital to 62 beds and three theatres, including a laminar flow theatre. It is
also receiving a full upgrade to all facilities and equipment.

Giflo gave Cormed a turnkey solution, applying its
management experience to deliver the project at a fixed cost.

Construction at Cormed began in May and is
scheduled for completion in December 2020. The hospital will remain fully
operational during construction of the extension, with Giflo Medical taking a
phased approach to the project.

Neighbouring the hospital is the Envision Centre for
Sight, a medical facility for ophthalmology, which Giflo recently redeveloped.

The project began in January this year and was
completed in six months.

The entire process was undertaken in close
consultation with the centre’s medical practitioners to accommodate the
requirements of a fully operational medical facility, and ensure safety for all
throughout. This was done successfully and with minimal disruption to
Envision’s day-to-day operations.

The extension to the centre’s existing building added about 40% to its area, which now spans 830 m2 of gross lettable area. The changes have also boosted proficiency and effectively doubled its capacity. Envision Centre for Sight can now treat patients with a full spectrum of services.

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