Patient found dead in hospital ceiling

Paarl – The body of a 61-year-old man has been found in the ceiling of a hospital in Stellenbosch – two weeks after he underwent surgery at the facility, the Western Cape health department has confirmed. According to provincial health department spokesperson Mark van der Heever, the man was admitted to Stellenbosch Hospital, Cape Town […]
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Ma wag op operasie, word ‘vergeet’ in stoorkamer

’n Vrou is woedend nadat haar sieklike ma, wat ’n noodoperasie aan ’n bloeiende maagseer moes ondergaan, ure lank in ’n stoorkamer in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein “vergeet” is. Desire Nel, ’n administrateur van Johannesburg, sê haar ma, Veronica (59), is Saterdag in die vroeë oggendure van die hospitaal op Odendaalsrus na Pelonomi oorgeplaas. Veronica, […]
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Vermiste pasiënt se lyk ná 2 weke in hospitaal-dak gekry

Die lyk van ’n pasiënt wat in die Stellenbosch- Provinsiale hospitaal behandeling ontvang het, is in ’n makabere voorval in die dak van die hospitaal gekry nadat hy sowat twee weke terug verdwyn het. Die man (61), vermoedelik van die Paarl of Stellenbosch, was baie siek en deurmekaar toe hy twee weke gelede spoorloos uit […]
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Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year

Johannesburg – The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is more than R700bn per year, a study revealed. According to the Discovery Vitality OBEcity index for 2017, which presents insights on weight status and food purchasing behavior of Vitality members across six South African cities, the impact of obesity is not only limited to […]
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SA health sector faces a crisis

South Africa compares unfavourably with middle-income countries on the ratios of medical and dental professionals, and many districts have limited access to specialists and subspecialists. Even South Africa’s private sector has fewer doctors per 100 000 people than most countries in the world. A comprehensive report produced by Econex after a request from the Hospital […]
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‘Fight’ at hospital where wounded Jerome ‘Donkie’ Booysen is admitted

Cape Town – A fight has apparently broken out at the hospital where Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, who was wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, is admitted. Late on Thursday, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the scene was still active and she therefore could not yet […]
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Winnie recovering in hospital after knee operation

Johannesburg – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering in hospital after a minor knee operation, her spokesperson said. “When I visited her, she was sitting up and talking,” Victor Dlamini told News24 on Friday. “Mrs Madikizela-Mandela will be kept at the hospital for the next two weeks to ensure that she has adequate rest and her progress […]
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SA gewaarsku oor dodelike longpes

Die dodelike longpes wat in Madagaskar uitgebreek het, eis al hoe meer slagoffers met die dodetal wat nou al gestyg het tot 48 – en die Suid-Afrikaanse owerhede is gewaarsku om hier gereed te wees vir enige uitbreking. Die Wêreldgesondheidsorganisasie (WGO) sê 449 gevalle van longpes is reeds in Madagaskar bevestig. Die WGO waarsku daar […]
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Kundiges in gesondheidsbedryf krap kop oor toename in hospitalisasie

Kundiges in die gesondheidsbedryf het op die jaarlikse konferensie van die Hospitaalvereniging van Suid-Afrika (Hasa) in Kaapstad hewig van mekaar verskil oor wat die redes vir ‘n skerp toename in die koste van mediese skemas is. Matthew Prior, hoof van gesondheidsbeleid van Life Healtcare, sê ’n toename in benutting van gesondheidsdienste word die afgelope jare […]
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Mpumalanga woman claims nurses left her to deliver her own baby

The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed allegations that a 31-year-old woman was left alone to deliver her own baby at a local hospital. Ester Mnisi claims that nursing staff at Mapulaneng Hospital in Bushbuckridge ignored her pleas for help on Sunday, September 17, when she went into labour. “It was on Sunday, around six […]
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