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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Gauteng Hospitals don’t track surgery deaths

The Gauteng Health Department has “no reliable data available” on surgery mortality rates at state hospitals in the province. This is according to Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. I am highly disturbed that the department does not track surgery…

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Randgate clinic finally open after two year delay

23 May 2017 Despite signing a memorandum of understanding of (MOU) with Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa – ensuring that “projects are delivered effectively, within set time frames and budgets and that government is transparent and answerable to the communities it serves”, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC, Jacob Mamabolo was less…

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34 Vacancies at Bara Psychiatric Unit

Chris Hani Bara

Bara Psychiatric Unit The Psychiatric Unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has a severe staff shortage, with 34 posts vacant. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Nurse vacancies are highest – the unit is short…

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