Bed sores rise at Joburg hospital

There has been a worrying increase in bed sores at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, rising from 208 bed sores in 2014 to 322 in 2016. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. The figures of recorded…

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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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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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