Premier Must Take Stern Action Over 94 Patient Deaths

Gauteng Health Qedani Mahlangu

Health Ombudsman’s Report I am shocked to the core by the revelation today by the Health Ombudsman that 94 psychiatric patients died (and possibly more) after their transfer last year from Life Healthcare Esidimeni. Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu lied to me in the Gauteng Legislature on 13 September last year…

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Gauteng Health MEC Faces Axe After Patient Deaths Report

Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba

Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba Gauteng Premier David Makhura needs to act quickly in firing Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu should the leaked findings of the Health Ombudsman’s report into the deaths of psychiatric patients be confirmed when it is released publicly tomorrow. According to a report in the Sowetan today, Health Ombudsman…

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Gauteng’s Most Dangerous Hospitals

Serious Adverse Events The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has the highest number of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) affecting patients in Gauteng, with 62 SAEs reported in 2015. This is according to information I have obtained from the Gauteng Health Department after submitting a request using the Promotion of Access to…

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Shock Report On Patient Deaths

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

I am concerned by the report today that as many as 80 psychiatric patients may have died in Gauteng last year after the Gauteng Health Department cancelled its contract with Life Healthcare Esidimeni which was caring for about 2000 patients. This is way higher than the 39 deaths that have…

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Another Psychiatric Patient Dies in Gauteng

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

Another psychiatric patient who was transferred to an NGO in Gauteng has died, bringing the reported total to 39 deaths although there may be more. According to a weekend report, Julian Pieterson from Newclare in western Johannesburg died last week at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital where he had been…

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