When Sister Jana Bezuidenhout started work at Rand Aid’s Tarentaal Retirement Village in 2019, she said the on-site clinic’s look and feel did not match the rest of the charming village.
It was dark and unwelcoming, she says. A little TLC, some furniture re-arranging, new desks and a coffee station – initiated and funded by Sr Jana, and a more open and inviting space has been created, with residents saying the clinic has never been as comfortable to visit.
Sr Jana says that the staff also feel uplifted by their improved working environment.
The village clinic is open from 8am to 10am, Mondays to Fridays, and offers the following services: blood pressure monitoring, weight monitoring, basic dressings, screening for diabetes and cholesterol, basic blood tests, general health advice and home visits.
PHOTOS BELOW: Making use of the services offered at the new-look clinic is Tarentaal village resident Anna Haarhoff, who had her blood pressure and weight checked before enjoying a cup of coffee. Attending to her with professionalism and a warm smile is auxiliary nurse Mercia Sekgarametso, who has nearly 40 years of service with Rand Aid Association.
The Tarentaal village clinic is now a warm and inviting space.