Go-ahead for Zwavelpoort psychiatric centre Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:14
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It is official. Zwavelpoort’s 80-bed psychiatric rehabilitation and wellness centre received the go-ahead from the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD).

On 20 August GDARD granted the Igna and Denza Steenkamp Trust environmental authorisation for this project on plot 122, Zwavelpoort, just off Achilles Road.

The proposed ZwavelStream Clinic development will be similar to Vista and Denmar Clinics, but on a much smaller scale with less residing psychiatrists on the premises. It is estimated that the total staff will be 42 people, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nursing staff and other assistants.

The existing house on the plot where a psychiatric wellness centre will be established

The centre will focus on psychosocial rehabilitation, the process of restoring the emotional functioning and well-being of an individual who has a psychiatric disability or who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder. The most frequently treated conditions in similar centres are depression, anxiety, panic, stress, post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder.

This centre will have private, semi-private and three-bed rooms, divided into five wards – two for men, two for women and a separate adolescent ward.

The facility will be made up of consulting rooms, lounges, group therapy rooms, and areas for communal dining, a gym, TV and computer use. There will be a laundry room, industrial kitchen, shop and place of refreshment. Provision will be made for a caretaker’s residence and the owners will also stay on the property.

For more information, contact Mazolo Dube from Interdesign Landscape Architects at 012-348-1922, 082-652-5848 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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