20 000 patients harmed in Gauteng hospitals

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC More than 20 000 patients have been harmed by negligence in Gauteng state hospitals in the last two-and-a-half years. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature on…

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Gauteng Health has too many head office staff

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC The Gauteng Health Department has 1350 head office staff, which is down from 1785 staff in 2010 and 1928 staff in 2015, but this is still top heavy and inefficient. These figures are revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa…

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Work stoppages symptomatic of Gauteng Health crisis

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Gauteng state hospitals have been hit by 3639 work stoppages since September last year, but the Gauteng Health Department has still not negotiated an essential services agreement with unions to ensure that patients are not adversely affected by strikes. This…

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