Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the largest hospital in the world, occupying 173 acres, with 3200 beds and 6760 staff members. The hospital is in Soweto, South Africa - just outside Johannesburg. It is one of the 40 Gauteng provincial hospitals, and is financed and run by the Gauteng provincial Health Authorities.
Opened in 1941 by Prime Minister Smuts as the Royal Imperial Hospital, Baragwanath, the facility was known as Baragwanath Hospital from 1948. The name Chris Hani was added in 1997 to honour a slain African National Congress and South African Communist Party member.
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