Stay healthy on holiday

December and the annual migration down to the coast or overseas will soon be a reality for the majority of South Africans as the summer holiday shutdown begins. Most of us are vigilant about our preparations ahead of going away. We make sure our car has been serviced and also make arrangements for our animals […]
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Kankerondersoeke se koste kan styg ná Pelindaba-probleme

Pelindaba se vervaardigingsaanleg van radioaktiewe produkte vir mediese gebruik is steeds nie in bedryf nie nadat dit twee ­weke gelede weens ’n probleem met die waterstofreguleringstelsel gesluit is. Daarom word alle radioaktiewe molibdeen- en jodiumprodukte wat in die diagnose en behandeling van kanker en ander siektetoestande gebruik word, van die buiteland af ingevoer. Die prys […]
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Bloemfonteinse man wag 15 dae op noodoperasie

’n Bejaarde man wat vir 15 dae in erge pyn met gangreen weens diabetes in sy een been in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein op ’n noodoperasie gewag het, is uiteindelik Dinsdagmiddag teater toe. Frederick Thiart (77) van Edenburg in die Vrystaat is met sere aan sy regterbeen deur ’n dokter na ’n chirurg by die […]
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Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

The healthcare facilities listed in the table below have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town. A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards […]
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The dire, depressing state of four Durban public hospitals

Durban – Four of the largest public hospitals in Durban are crumbling and lacking basic services such as access to water. The grim state of these government-run hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal was detailed in a report commissioned by National Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. In December 2016, Motsoaledi tasked the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) to undertake […]
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Departement sloer met plasings vir gesondheidspraktisyns

Solidariteit het vandag in ʼn skrywe beide die minister van gesondheid, Aaron Motsoaledi, en die departement van gesondheid op terme geplaas om te voldoen aan hul statutêre verpligtinge om gemeenskapspraktisyns vir hul verpligte gemeenskapsdiensjaar te plaas. Dit volg nadat Solidariteit verskeie klagtes van sy lede en van die publiek ontvang het dat daar steeds ʼn […]
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Baba glo mishandel in staatshospitaal aan die Wes-Rand

‘n Randfontein-ma het ‘n saak van verwaarlosing en mishandeling by die polisie ge-open nadat haar baba vermoedelik mishandel was in die sorg van ‘n staatshospitaal. ‘n Agt-maande-oue baba van Randfontein wat onlangs ‘n pasiënt in ‘n staatshospitaal aan die Wes-Rand was, het glo die dag nadat hy opgeneem is, onverklaarbare blou merke op sy gesiggie […]
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Gross negligence after patient’s body found hanging after three days

Medical staff at Durban’s Addington Hospital have been accused of gross negligence after the body of a patient, who allegedly committed suicide in a ward’s bathroom, was apparently found three days later. The 25-year-old patient, whose identity is yet to be established, was found hanging in the toilet of surgical ward 3B on Monday. It […]
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Department of Health takes over St Mary’s Hospital in Mariannhill

Durban – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in KwaZulu-Natal is overjoyed that the Department of Health in the province has taken over the reins at St. Mary’s Hospital in Mariannhill. The department is expected to safeguard the future of health professionals at the hospital. This follows the auctioning of some of the […]
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KPMG-skandaal raak ondersoek na duur medies

Private hospitaalgroepe maak beswaar daarteen dat KPMG die Mededingingskommissie met sy navorsing gehelp het. ’n Kompromis is nou bereik wat die hospitale toegang tot die navorsing gee. Die KPMG-skandaal pootjie nou ook die markondersoek na die private gesondheidsorg. Die voorlopige bevindinge van die ondersoek moes die afgelope week bekend gemaak word nadat dit verskeie kere […]
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