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Sunhat Project
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Mobile Clinic
November 11, 2016

Primary Health Care

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Project Overview:

The Stellar Multi-Estate is spread over a large area, from Bulshoekdam in the south to Koekenaap, close to the Olifants River mouth and eastward towards Vanrhynsdorp.

For workers and their families on these widespread and sparsely-populated farms, getting to a doctor or clinic can be a mission. For this reason and because we believe in the value of pre-emptive health care, the Stellar Primary Health Care was started in partnership with Life Healthcare South Africa.

Run by registered nursing sister Kim Roux, the service offers regular basic check-ups, screening for lifestyle disease, facilitating delivery of chronic medicine, follow-ups, health education sessions and much more.

Roughly 250 workers and their families on the farms and in the winery benefit from the free service, which has been running continuously since 2011 and Kim has clocked up thousands of kilometers in her drive to improve the health of Multi-Estate residents.

A major boost has arrived in the form of a fully-fitted mobile clinic, which makes Kim’s job a lot easier and provides better privacy for patients on site visits and ensures the service can continue in bad weather.

Project Details:

Project: Primary Health Care
Date: 2012
Location: Trawal to Koekenaap
Beneficiaries: Workers of Stellar Multi-estate incl. Stellar Winery, and their families
Affected: +/- 250 workers and their families
Aim: Improving the health and wellness of our workers and their families