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The CTICC has been converted into a COVID-19 Hospital where people are receiving treatment and have a space to recover… and the nurses are making sure the air buzzes with hope!


Cape Town, South Africa (15 July 2020) – The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been converted into a temporary COVID-19 Hospital. The field hospital is being used to treat patients and ensure there are sufficient beds available in the Western Cape for COVID-19 cases.

The field hospital has 862 beds and is being used as an overflow for when hospitals in the area are able to move more stable patients. It has four wards and everything is digital and contactless as to avoid the spread of the virus.

“They will be patients who will be decanted from our hospitals who still need care, but not necessarily needing an ICU bed.” – Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

Now that the virus has taken hold in all our provinces, the CTICC hospital has a few residents recovering from COVID-19.

Recently Elma Nel was at the hospital and filmed the nurses as they walked through the wards singing. The nurses do everything they can to inspire hope for their patients, something that is important when battling COVID-19.

“Every morning, the sound of praise and worship is heard in the wards of the CTICC Hospital of Hope in Cape Town, as the nursing staff shift the atmosphere over those battling the effects of Covid-19. These are the flickering flames of revival”

Sources: Elma Nel
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