Blood test delays at Bara Hospital

Chris Hani Baragwanath

I am concerned that patients have to queue for hours to get blood tests at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital as there are only two staff members to attend to more than 150 patients a day. The blood tests are done by the medical emergency unit (MEU) of the National…

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Gauteng Health delays R25m negligence payment

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  The Gauteng Health Department is delaying payment of R25.4 million ordered by the High Court for medical negligence that led to a baby being born with brain damage.   Five-year-old Adivhaho Mukwevho suffers from severe cerebral palsy due to failure by the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to do an…

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Bara Hospital Without A CEO For More Than A Year

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has operated without a permanent Chief Executive Office (CEO) since January last year, but an appointment process is in place for a new CEO. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. According…

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R1.6 Billion Overspend Projected For Gauteng Health

Dr Gwen Ramokgopa

Gauteng Legislature’s Health Committee The Gauteng Health Department is projected to overspend by R1.6 billion by the end of the 31 March financial year. This was revealed in a presentation by the department at a meeting of the Gauteng Legislature’s Health Committee earlier this week. According to the presentation, the…

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Gauteng’s Most Dangerous Hospitals

Serious Adverse Events The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has the highest number of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) affecting patients in Gauteng, with 62 SAEs reported in 2015. This is according to information I have obtained from the Gauteng Health Department after submitting a request using the Promotion of Access to…

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