10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152. The emigration of healthcare professionals adds to South Africa’s doctor shortage – a situation which is placing the country’s entire healthcare system at […]
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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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‘Weather-sensitive’ products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products – for example, more rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen. But the phenomenon can go much further. In the UK market, warm summer weather led to a sales increase of 23% for frozen sweets and 10% for chilled drinks. […]
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Hat trick for Bonitas Medical Fund

Bonitas Medical Fund was recently awarded the Ask Afrika Orange Index for service excellence. This makes it a hat trick for the fund this year, having earlier received both the Kasi Star Brand Award and the ICON Brands Survey award – both for the medical aid category. Hat trick for Bonitas Medical Fund The Ask […]
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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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