One death and 8 assaults at Tembisa psychiatric ward

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Eight staff members have been assaulted by psychiatric patients at the Tembisa Hospital since January last year, and the death of one psychiatric patient at the hospital is being investigated by police. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen…

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Hospital sick leave jumps in Gauteng

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Sick leave applications for staff in Gauteng state hospitals have risen alarmingly, from R161 million paid to 3244 employees in 2014 to R312 million paid to 5882 employees last year. This was revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in…

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Why are 320 students barred from Gauteng nursing course?

The Gauteng Health Department is refusing to explain why 320 students who qualified for the first year nursing course have been barred from enrolling. A total of 1 020 students were informed last year that they had passed the interviews and psychometric tests to be admitted to the course, but…

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