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.
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.
Public Health & Health Systems
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.
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 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.
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.
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.