Cookhouse Wind Farm launched the first phase of its Healthcare Flagship Initiative, aimed at strengthening Primary Healthcare in the communities of Bedford, Cookhouse, Somerset East and Adelaide in 2018.
This high impact initiative aims to target quality primary healthcare through resourcing of public clinics.
Following a baseline study that included extensive engagement with the Eastern Cape Department of Health at district level, and a needs analysis of clinics in the wind farm’s beneficiary communities, a programme has been designed to invest in key focus areas. This includes: Ward based Community Healthcare Workers; a Professional and Enrolled Nurse that will be providing health care support to outlaying farm communities in Bedford and Adelaide; and the purchase of medical equipment.
In a public-private partnership, Cookhouse Wind Farm funds the appointment of healthcare workers for the Department of Health’s mobile clinic’ in Bedford.
These healthcare workers operate a mobile clinic in Bedford and Adelaide to alleviate stress, travel time and costs to community members.
2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
Cookhouse Wind Farm Local Community Office:
12 Main Road, Cookhouse, 5820