Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital

Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital is a hospital in Coronationville, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to 2008, it was known as the Coronation Hospital.

Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital
Geography
LocationCoronationville, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Organisation
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeMaternity and Children
Teaching
Affiliated universityUniversity of Witwatersrand
NetworkGauteng Department of Health
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds80 - 120
History
Founded1944
Links
WebsiteRahima Moosa Hospital
ListsHospitals in South Africa

History

The hospital was opened in October 1944 in the suburb of Coronationville.[1]:132 It was a hospital established for people classified as Coloured and Indian.[1]:132 It would serve those local communities of Newclare, Noordgesig and Coronationville.[1]:132 Until 1955, it would also take black patients from Primville, Orlando and Sophiatown.[1]:132

In 1995, all obstetrics and gynaecology departments were moved from the J.G. Strijdom Hospital to this hospital.[1]:132 On 29 September 2008, Coronation Hospital was renamed the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital by the Gauteng Provincial Minister of Health, Brian Hlongwa.[2] Rahima Moosa was an anti-apartheid activist and took part in the 1956 Women's March, protesting passes for non-white women.[2]

References

  1. Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712.
  2. "Three hospitals in Gauteng renamed". Mail & Guardian. SAPA. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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