While some residents support the new hospital, others believe more affordable healthcare options are needed in the South Peninsula.
Mary Turok of the Fish Hoek Valley Older Person’s Forum says there are already a number of homes and frail care facilities and services for “better-off older people”.
“But we are desperate for these in the large, poorer communities. A new hospital should be affordable and accessible to them,” she says.
Residents have in general voiced support for a private hospital, says Noordhoek Ratepayers’ spokesperson Lynn Brown, especially with new housing developments catering for more “upmarket” residents.