DA supports union demands to fix Bara hospital

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC The Democratic Alliance supports the demands of trade unions who are marching today to draw attention to corruption and short staffing at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Their demands include the release of an investigation report into corruption and irregular…

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1433 operations cancelled at Bara hospital

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC A total of 1433 operations were deferred or cancelled at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital last year, worsening the long waiting times for surgery. This was revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions…

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Gauteng doctors not paid overtime

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Many doctors at Gauteng state hospitals have not been paid for overtime and have been told that the Gauteng Health Department (GHD) does not have money to pay them. I have received reports that overtime has not been paid to…

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5 year wait for a hip operation at Bara Hospital

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

  11 736 patients are waiting for operations at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and the longest waiting time is five years for a hip operation. This information was disclosed yesterday by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in an oral reply to my questions at a sitting of the Gauteng…

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Headless Hospital hides surgery stats

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has been without a permanent Chief Executive Office (CEO) since January last year, and is hiding or unable to give details of surgery backlogs. I asked Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa questions in the Gauteng Legislature about the hospital’s waiting lists for surgery and she…

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