Sports Centre Becomes South African COVID-19 Field Hospital

Doctors Without Borders has, with South African Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize and officials from the Western Cape government, launched a temporary 60-bed COVID-19 treatment facility in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, to meet the needs of the community during the pandemic.

Established in a City of Cape Town-owned community sports centre, the Khayelitsha Field Hospital will function as an extension of the adjacent Khayelitsha District Hospital.


The facility is one of several Department of Health “intermediate care bed facilities” and will operate during the time of the projected peak of transmission in the Cape Metropolitan area.

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