New ward goes ahead as planned



EASTERN Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana has guaranteed a planned paediatric oncology ward at the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth will go ahead.

This assurance came after confusion over whether the plans for the facility – due to open in July – had been cancelled.

Health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said he been told by the Health Department’s general manager the project had been cancelled.

“It turns out I was misled,” Kupelo later said. – Estelle Ellis

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