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Social media posts highlight challenges in EC hospitals

May 16, 2019
News  

Eastern Cape communities are using social media to express their unhappiness with public health facilities.

Mpumalanga residents want emergency services prioritised

May 3, 2019
OurHealth  

As the country heads to the polls, some South Africans have mixed feelings about service delivery and the quality of health services in their communities. Health-e asked Mpumalanga residents what they thought about the province’s public clinics and hospitals.

Furious nurses threaten to withhold votes

April 30, 2019
OurHealth  

“No jobs, no vote,” shouted unemployed nurses who marched to O.R Tambo Health sub-district offices in Lusikisiki last week. The unhappy nurses sang, carried placards and handed over a memorandum demanding that the Eastern Cape Department of Health employ them in the Ingquza Hill municipality.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Skilled nurses strengthen HIV fight

September 14, 2018
OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Health says nurses who complete a specialist programme are an important weapon in the fight against HIV/Aids.

Nurses stop working after hours over safety concerns

July 13, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Nurses at Mutale Health Centre in Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou, have stopped working after hours, saying they do not feel safe at night inside dilapidated and damaged buildings.

R14.4 billion for Eastern Cape health

May 10, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and people reliant on state healthcare have been driven to protest action – will be receiving a welcome boost in resources.