Lenasia South Hospital’s Chronic Clinic moves to Finetown Clinic

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDH) has confirmed that the Chronic Clinic at the Lenasia South District Hospital will be moved to the Finetown Clinic once it opens.

GDH’s head of communications, Motalatale Modiba, told GLOBE POST: “The Chronic Clinic that is currently at the Lenasia South District Hospital will be moving to Fine Town Clinic upon its opening. The majority of patients that collect medicine from the Chronic Clinic at the Hospital reside in Finetown, thus, the movement of the Clinic is done to ensure that services are brought closer to the community.”

He added: “The Department would further like to urge patients from other catchment areas that collect medicine from the Clinic at the Hospital to visit their nearest facilities to collect the same.”

The Finetown Clinic is scheduled to open in this quarter, the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development is yet to provide a specific date, as they are currently putting up the finishing touches to the building.

Lenasia South residents have taken to social media to raise their concerns with this movement.

One of the residents wrote: “That will be a disaster for our elderly people. That should be stopped right away.”

Another one added: “What about our elderly, how will they get there? This is now ridiculous. So, what are they going to do here [Lenasia South Hospital] make it a museum?”

10 thoughts on “Lenasia South Hospital’s Chronic Clinic moves to Finetown Clinic

  • April 4, 2023 at 11:02 am
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    Hi
    It will be really difficult for some of us chronic patients to travel to fine town.

    Some of us attend multiple clinics which is very inconvenient for us

    We don’t have transport

    And to use public transportation is too expensive for more than once a month
    And some patients like myself need to have someone with me when I leave the house

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    • April 4, 2023 at 12:06 pm
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      Why can’t they keep the chronic at both Lenasia South hospital and Finetown clinic? I thought the reason to open the Finetown clinic was to keep queues shorter at this facilities.

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      • April 10, 2023 at 7:45 pm
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        They said they are opening the fine town clinic so as to ease the long queue at lenasia, now they are moving the chronic department to fine town! It is a big inconvenience to a mojority of the residents that will have to get taxis to finetown

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      • April 11, 2023 at 4:39 pm
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        Lenasia south hospital should be for residents of lenasia south this is going to be a disaster that clinic will be over crowed and it’s too far and out of the way for lenasia south residents and walking is dangerous a better solution should be found

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  • April 4, 2023 at 1:37 pm
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    How can such an inconvenience be allowed , these are the most vulnerable in our community , the elderly and sickly and most of them walk to the South clinic . Is there a good enough reason ?

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  • April 4, 2023 at 1:56 pm
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    Moving the cronic facility to Finetown clinic is a political move. It is unfair towards the residents of Lenasia South to do this. In Ennerdale we have an under utilised clinic in Ext 8, yet they would not have this facility also to the Ext 8 clinic. It is time that this ANC be voted out because their incompetence in all fields of governance. It is forever just considering the black African people while forgetting that we are all African.

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  • April 4, 2023 at 5:03 pm
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    This is just another Political move to prepare for ANC votes. The people will be blinded by this and once again Vote in the Incompetent Government….

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  • April 4, 2023 at 5:52 pm
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    This is ridiculous how must people travel to downtown it’s so dangerous these days and winter is approaching as well ..

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  • April 5, 2023 at 11:56 am
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    We are glad that this facility will be available at finetown seeing that most of the chronic patients come from finetown it only makes sense, our elders and sickly will now be able to conveniently collect thier medication closer, the minority will unfortunately have to travel, may arrangements be made for those whom can’t afford transport, we have been travelling as well.

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  • April 5, 2023 at 7:03 pm
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    Why can’t Lenasia South clinic remain open for the old and frail of Lenasia South and still have the new Finetown clinic for the old and frail for the other surrounding areas. That will be accommodating everone in the South. Can nothing in South Africa work or be done with common sense

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