With the country’s current 6B water level restrictions; the management and staff at the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital are working hard to save water. Hospital management have put procedures and mechanisms in place to ensure that everybody works together to limit waste and water usage. A hospital needs water to provide services and need to ensure that the little patients and staff are protected from cross infection. The Public Relations Officer of the Hospital has confirmed that they are in the process of procuring hand sanitiser for non-clinical areas and staff are encouraged to use the sanitiser as far as they can. Water saving education is also taking place in the wards, out patients and staff accommodation facilities.
Water saving is a collaborative effort and to assist in building a more sustainable future, two boreholes have been placed on site that will provide the hospital with the required water quantity per hour required. The filtration plant is currently being fabricated and completion is set for 1st week in April.