Rahima Moosa Hospital struggles without agency nurses

The Rahima Moosa Maternity Hospital in west Johannesburg is struggling as nurses have been withdrawn by a nursing agency that has not been paid. This is yet another ill-effect of the Gauteng Health Department’s financial mismanagement. Last week was grueling for staff trying to cope without the agency nurses in…

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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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Workmen’s Comp Owes R38m To Gauteng Hospitals

Workmen’s Compensation Fund

Gauteng public hospitals are owed R38.2 million by the Workmen’s Compensation Fund, with some claims dating back to 2001. This shock information is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. In the last three years, 9061 claims were lodged…

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6901 Foreign Babies Born At Rahima Moosa Hospital

Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital

Foreign Patients A total of 6901 babies were born last year to foreign parents at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, amounting to about 26% of all the 26 467 babies born there in 2014. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my…

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