Gauteng mental health NGOs still wait for subsidies

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Some relief appears to be in sight for 130 mental health NGOs who have now been informed by the Gauteng Health Department that they will get financial assistance in a week’s time on 7 June. It is unclear, however, whether this…

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Burning tyres at Joburg Hospital

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Protesting workers at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital burnt tyres and blocked entrances yesterday, causing fear and disruption for patients and staff. A nurse described to me how she feared for her safety when she couldn’t drive her car out…

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28 Esidimeni patients are still missing

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC I have been informed by the police that a number of missing Life Esidimeni patients have been found, and there are now 28 patients who have still not been located. This follows the missing person cases that I laid with…

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