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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.

Patient distressed by 6-year wait for surgery

February 27, 2017
News   OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

The long waiting list for operations at one of the continent’s biggest hospitals is causing anxiety for a Soweto woman who has been told she has to wait until 2023 for an operation.

PillDrop: Solution to chronic medication challenges

February 8, 2017
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

A South African pharmacist’s idea of revolutionising access to chronic medicines in rural areas has received the nod from an international panel in the global Sandoz Hack competition.

DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

It’s as simple and easy as a home pregnancy test, and should be treated similarly, argues Health-e News writer Amy Green who went through the process of self-testing for HIV.