Who we are
The Bel Esprit Hospital business was established recently to address the need for mental healthcare in Namibia. Statistics reveal that 2000 Namibians are treated for mental health-related illnesses in Namibia on an annual basis, most of which are sent to South Africa for treatment (i.e. private sector medical schemes).
An amended Mental Health Act has been approved at the end of May 2017, which once promulgated, will compel medical schemes to provide unlimited benefits for the treatment of patients who are mentally ill. In addition, the Act recognises substance abuse such as alcohol and drug abuse as a mental illness. Same suggests that this will increase the number of mental care patients beyond the above stated level of 2000 patients.
What we do
Based on current demand the country needs approximately 36,000 bed days per annum. Bel Esprit will build and operate a 69 bed mental healthcare facility situated at the corner of Moses Tjitendero & Henry Kaltenbrun Street, Olympia, Windhoek. Same will provide approximately 25,000 bed days per annum.
This project will be substituting limited to the Okanguarri facility, South African facilities and General Hospital wards, based on the challenges that may possibly arise if the patients where to be transferred to this facilities.
As mentioned above, there is only limited product substitution ability. Bel Esprit will be the only modern facility in Namibia offering a mental healthcare service in an environment where demand exceeds supply.
What we offer
he hospital comprises of 69 beds. Same will cater for acute, subacute and low acute patients. The two storey hospital caters for male and female patients (separated by floor) and provides for the electronic monitoring of patients at all time by means of biometric wrist bands as well as other state of the art technology.
The facility will be offered to private medical scheme patients (i.e. both in and out patients). Statistics reveal that 25% of the beds will be occupied by acute and the balance by sub-acute patients. Low acute patients will be housed in a 25-bed step-down facility, which comprises a house that is situated next to the hospital.