Linen Shortages Cut Ops at Helen Joseph Hospital

Laundry waiting to be done at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital

Linen Supply Shortages of clean linen have forced the cancellation of operations at the Helen Joseph Hospital for the past two weeks. It happened yesterday (14 July) and also last week on Tuesday, as well as intermittently previously. The problem seems to be a shortage of clean linen from the…

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Tragic Effects of Bara Casualty Closure

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital casualty ward

Relocated Medical Casualty Alternative arrangements following the temporary closure of the medical casualty unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital have been poorly planned and implemented. This is my conclusion after my visit yesterday to both Bara Hospital and the Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Jabulani where the medical casualty has…

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DA Gauteng Shadow Cabinet Portfolio Allocations

DA Gauteng Provincial Legislature Caucus

Shadow Cabinet The DA in Gauteng has made slight amendments to its shadow cabinet to better serve the needs of the people of our province. We believe that by doing so we aligned caucus members’ skills and competencies more closely with their portfolio requirements – so as to ensure that…

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Psychiatric Patients Causing Strain at South Rand Hospital

South Rand Hospital

Psychiatric Patients An influx of psychiatric patients is causing consternation at the South Rand Hospital in Johannesburg as they are mixed with other patients who find their behaviour disturbing and some staff are not trained to deal with the special treatment that they need. I discovered this on my visit…

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DA Welcomes Gauteng Health Commitment for Obese Patients

Corrie La Grange safely transported to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital

Corrie La Grange I welcome the commitment by the Gauteng Health Department to ensure that equipment is available to cope with patients like Corrie La Grange, who weighs 450 kg because of Ascites, which causes fluid build-up around vital organs. This follows heroic action by paramedics and community members to…

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