GOVERNMENT NOTICES
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 
No. 538     11 April 1997
 
CHOICE ON TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT, 1996 (ACT No. 92 OF 1996)
DESIGNATION OF FACILITIES FOR THE SURGICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY

I, Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Health, hereby designate, in terms of section 3 of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1996 (Act No. 92 of 1996), designate the institutions listed in the Schedule as facilities where surgical termination of pregnancy may take place in accordance with the provisions of the mentioned Act.
 
SCHEDULE
 
Definitions
      1. In this Schedule any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall bear such meaning and, unless the context otherwise indicates-
     "access" means resources are available without necessarily requiring such resources to be on site at a facility;
     "operation theatre" means a unit which is fully equipped to deliver local or general anaesthetic and to deal with any complication that may arise as a result of such an anaesthetic;
     "the Act" means the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1996 (Act No. 92 of 1996).
 
Requirements which both a public health facility or a private health facility must meet in order to be designated as a facility in terms of section 3 of the Act
     2. Both a public health facility and a private health facility must meet the following requirements in order to be designated as a facility in terms of section 3 of the Act where surgical termination of pregnancy may take place:
     (a) Access to medical and nursing personnel;
     (b) access to an operating theatre;
     (c) appropriate surgical equipment;
     (d) drugs for intravenous and intramuscular injection;
     (e) emergency resuscitation equipment and access to emergency referral centre or facility;
     (f) access to appropriate transport should the need arise requiring emergency transfer;
     (g) facilities and equipment for clinical observation and access to inpatient facilities;
     (h) appropriate infection control measures;
     (i) access to safe waste disposal infrastructure; and
     (j) telephonic means of communication.
 
Facilities
     3. (1) The following public health facilities and private health facilities meet the requirements stated in paragraph 2 and are hereby listed as facilities in terms of section 3 of the Act:

PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES
 (a) KwaZulu-Natal
Ladysmith Hospital
Madadeni Hospital
Manguzi Hospital
Mbongolwana Hospital
Montobello Hospital
Mosvold Hospital
Mseleni Hospital
Murchison Hospital
Newcastle Hospital
Ngwelezana Hospital
Niemeyer Memorial Hospital
Nkandla Hospital
Nkonjeni Hospital
Northdale Hospital
Osindisweni Hospital
Port Shepstone Hospital
Prince Mshiyeni Hospital
R K Khan Hospital
Stanger Hospital
St Andrews Hospital
St Appollinaris Hospital
Tayler Bequest Hospital
Umpumulo Hospital
Vryheid Hospital
 (b) Gauteng Province
Community Health Centres 
- East Rand Region
Bophelong Clinic (Midrand)
Edenvale Main Clinic (Lethabong)
Etwata Clinic
Kwathema Clinic
Esangweni Clinic
Thembisa Main Clinic
Vosloorus Clinic (Springs)
- Vaal Region
Empilisweni Health Centre
Sharpville Health Centre
Boipatong Health Centre
- Pretoria Region
Soshanguve Clinic 3
- West Rand
Khutsong Health Centre (Carletonville)
Bekkersdal Health Centre (Westonaria)
Kagiso Health Centre (Krugersdorp)
- Central Wits Southern Metropolitan Substructure
* Koos Beukes Community Health Centre
* Chiawelo Health Centre
* Zola Health Centre
* Mofolo Health Centre
* Lilian Ngoyi Health Centre
Kliptown Health Centre
Lenesia Health Centre
Stretford Health Centre
Jabavu Clinic
Eldorado Park Extension 9 Health Centre
Eldorado Park Extension 12 Health Centre
Rosettenville Clinic
 Western Metropolitan Substructure
* Dobsonville Clinic
* Meadowlands Clinic
 Eastern Metropolitan Substructure
* Orchids Clinic/John Fortheringham Clini
* Jeppe Clinic
* Yeoville Clinic
* Transvaal Memorial Institute (TMI)
Northern Metropolitan Substructure
* Diepkloof Clinic
* Westbury Clinic
* Crosby Clinic
* Randburg Clinic
* Diepsloot Clinic

PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITIES
Broad Road Surgical Clinic
Arena Park Hospital
Afrox Health Care Hospitals
   Brenthurst Clinic
   Argyle Clinic
   The Glynnwood Hospital
   East London Private Hospital
Maddocs Group of Hospitals
   Sunward Park Hospital (Boksburg)
   Pretoria Urology Hospital (Pretoria)
   Pedimed Hospital (Pretoria)
   Akasia Hospital (Pretoria)
Lesedi Clinic (Soweto)
Clinix Health Management (Pty) Ltd
   Botshelong Empilweni Hospital
   Tshepo Themba Private Hospital
Towers Day Clinic.