DA Welcomes Extension Of Contract For Psychiatric Patients

Life Healthcare

I welcome the announcement by the Gauteng Health Department that they have extended their contract for psychiatric patients looked after by Life Healthcare Esidimeni by three months. About 1900 psychiatric patients would have been discharged at the end of March, but the contract has now been extended until the end…

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Chiller Breakdown Cuts Ops At Steve Biko Hospital

Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Cancelled Surgery Operations have been delayed for the last two weeks at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria because the air conditioning units break down frequently. On hot days the temperature in operating theatres is dangerously high, so surgery has been cancelled. Orthopaedics is the worst affected department. Yesterday…

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DA Supports Relatives Of Psychiatric Patients

Life Healthcare

Life Healthcare Esidimeni The Democratic Alliance supports the protest march today in central Johannesburg by relatives of 1900 psychiatric patients who will be discharged at the end of March because of the cancellation of the contract between the Gauteng Health Department and Life Healthcare Esidimeni. They have every right to be…

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DA picket combats unfair EPWP process

Today, the Democratic Alliance led a picket to protest against the unfair job opportunity process in the ANC-controlled Westonaria Local Municipality. The Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP) is supposed to create short-term job opportunities for the immediate local community with the focus on skills development. The EPWP project in Simunye,…

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