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Revealed: the corruption behind Gauteng Health crisis

June 22, 2018
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Explosive details of a Special Investigation Unit report on massive corruption within the Gauteng Health Department that was quietly shelved have been revealed civil society organisations keen to expose rot amounting to about R1,2-billion.

Patients forced to sleep on the floor

EASTERN CAPE – Patients from rural Mbizana, who rely on state transport to get them to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Umthatha for specialist treatment, have to sleep on the floor while they wait for an ambulance.

A psychiatrist’s battle against the system

One man’s fight to ensure humane treatment for mentally ill patients at a rural Eastern Cape psychiatric hospital has sparked various consequences, with at least one monitoring body calling out a cover-up and the hospital CEO handing in her resignation late last Thursday night.

Potchefstroom Hospital’s filing disaster

On a Monday at 7.30am the waiting area at the Potchefstroom Hospital in the North West province is packed full of patients. Every seat is taken, people stand at the door and general chit chat revolves around how many hours people expect to spend in the queue.

Meet Bernadette Maguire – Health-e’s new TV producer

March 6, 2018
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Meet Bernadette Maguire, Health-e News’s newly appointed TV producer, digital content strategist, creative and dreamer. She is ready to make great TV and her first documentary will be broadcast tonight.

R500 million irregular security contracts extended at Gauteng hospitals

Security contracts for Gauteng hospitals costing more than R500-million have been extended for almost a year despite the fact that they were irregularly awarded.

Welcome relief for Elephantiasis mother

Linah Kekana, a 45 year- old Alexandra woman who is virtually immobile after contracting Elephantiasis in her left leg 12 years ago, will be receiving a social grant until she can have the surgery needed to remedy her condition.