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Statement: Eastern Cape responds to South African Human Rights Commission report

The Eastern Cape Department of Health responds to an October 2015 South African Human Rights Commission report alleging that the province failed to adequately fulfill citizens’ rights to emergency medical services (EMS).

Death, dying and silence in the Eastern Cape

One year after the South African Human Rights Commission found the Eastern Cape had failed to uphold citizens’ right to emergency care, communities are still waiting for answers, writes Ntsiki Mpulo.

Access delayed is access denied at Village Clinic

Health-e News broke the story of the Eastern Cape’s Village Clinic in 2012. Ntsiki Mpulo re-visists the clinic for the NSP Review and finds upgrades to the clinic remain long overdue.

Holy Cross patients ‘dying for no reason’ at beleaguered hospital

Medicine stock outs and staff shortages are just some of the reasons Holy Cross Hospital staff say patients may be dying unnecessarily at the beleaguered Eastern Cape hospital, writes Ntsiki Mpulo for the NSP Review.

Documentary premiere: Dying in our homes

Amid a dire shortage of ambulances in the Eastern Cape patients’ lives are at risk as many calls for help go unanswered. A new Health-e News documentary, Dying In Our Homes, reveals the impact on the lives of rural families.

[Updated] Documentary premiere: Dying in our homes

September 10, 2015
EC Health Crisis   News  

Amid a dire shortage of ambulances in the Eastern Cape patients’ lives are at risk as many calls for help go unanswered. A new Health-e News documentary, Dying In Our Homes, reveals the impact on the lives of rural families.

The call unanswered: Emergency services ‘non-existent’ in E.Cape communities

July 6, 2015
EC Health Crisis   News  

Pensioners living in rural Eastern Cape villages say they have never seen an ambulance in their lives as a deadly combination of poor management and budget shortfalls keeps ambulances out of rural communities.