Building Healthy Communities - One PPP at a Time: The Tygerberg Hospital Story

The redevelopment of Tygerberg Hospital has long been envisaged to improve infrastructure for the people of the Western Cape. Thorpe Koorts explains how maximising public-private partnerships can rebuild health infrastructure, the importance of collaboration between stakeholders, future socio-economic benefits for the broader community, and much more.

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Presented in collaboration with The Greater Tygerberg Partnership

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  • Guest: Thorpe Koorts, Acting Project Officer for the Tygerberg Central Hospital PPP in the Department of Health and Wellness at the Western Cape Government.
  • Brief overview of the Tygerberg hospital redevelopment project.
  • The thinking around the project and how PPPs like this benefit major projects.
  • The challenges around progress in a project of this scale, despite the clear urgency from a healthcare perspective.
  • The importance of collaboration between stakeholders including the three spheres of government, the private sector and civil society organisations like the Greater Tygerberg Partnership.
  • The future socio-economic benefits for the broader community around the hospital.

About Thomas Thorpe Koorts:
Thorpe Koorts is Acting Project Officer for the Tygerberg Central Hospital PPP in the Department of Health and Wellness at the Western Cape Government. Thorpe is an analytical individual with infrastructure expertise, IT skills and healthcare experience. Thorpe has commissioned diverse healthcare projects and proven to solve challenging problems. He can motivate and coordinate others and has managed people from different cultures and backgrounds.

About The Greater Tygerberg Partnership:
We are connecting people, places and partners to the many possibilities that exist for the current and future success of Bellville - Cape Town's secondary city.

Bellville is an important economic node that lies about 20 kilometres north of Cape Town, South Africa. The Greater Tygerberg Partnership is mandated to promote and accelerate the regeneration and upliftment of Bellville and surrounding areas, to drive its future as a prosperous, successful and attractive commercial centre for business owners, and a vibrant, inclusive, safe and modern hub for residents, students and the general public.

We are a development facilitation agency at the centre of a broad ecosystem focused on urban regeneration. We connect multiple stakeholders seeking to maximise the assets of Bellville, for the greater good of all people who live, work and play there.

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