Only 1 of 28 lifts working at Steve Biko

Patients and staff are greatly inconvenienced at the Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria because all but one of the 28 lifts are broken. The one working lift has to carry patients, staff, visitors, food, waste and even dead bodies. Last week on Friday, Mrs Shelagh Cunningham (60) had to pull…

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DA Debates Gauteng 2014/15 Health Annual Report

Gauteng Department of Health

Speech by: Jack Bloom MPL “Gauteng health department on the verge of sinking” In the period covered by this Annual Report, only 86 out of 160 targets were met, which is 54%. Steve Biko Hospital is the only hospital in Gauteng that is assessed as being compliant with the non-negotiable extreme…

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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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