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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Annual Global Burden of Disease Study : SA’s development vs health progress gap

South Africa has one of the greatest misalignments in the world between development and health progress. It is one of five countries where actual health burden rates far exceed what one would expect based on its income and education levels, plus fertility rates. So says the Annual Global Burden of Disease Study. “Life expectancy in […]
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Noord-Kaapse LUR van gesondheid moet opdok vir bejaarde se onderbeen

Die Noord-Kaapse LUR van gesondheid is Woensdag in die hooggeregshof in Kimberley beveel om die mediese en regskoste te betaal van ’n bejaarde man wat sy onderbeen weens mediese nalatigheid verloor het. Regter Mpho Mamosebo het in haar uitspraak gesê dit ontstem haar dat ’n kundige soos dr. Qebelo Maseme, wat vir die LUR getuig […]
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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health given ultimatum for fixing health crisis

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health has been instructed to get its house in order and sort out the ongoing crisis within the provincial healthcare system that is putting patients’ lives in danger. Following an oversight visit by Parliament’s Select Committee on Social Services to Addington Hospital and the Cato Manor Community Health Centre, the […]
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Nurses shut down hospital in Limpopo – no health care because of politics!

Nursing staff at Lebowakgomo Hospital have been protesting outside the premises since Monday, demanding that the recently appointed acting Nurse Manager step down as she allegedly does not have adequate qualifications or experience for the position. The employee in question apparently lacks both the experience and academic credentials required by the position yet was appointed […]
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Anger as KZN hospital sends child home with gaping wound

A child is back in a KwaZulu-Natal hospital after being discharged with a gaping bleeding wound‚ forcing his aunt to turn to Twitter to demand help. But the health department disputes the version of events. The 8-year-old boy was discharged from Madadeni hospital in Newcastle on Monday with an open wound‚ following an appendix operation. […]
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Probe exonerates Livingstone Hospital in death and maggots row

Livingstone Hospital investigations have found that nobody can be held liable for two shocking incidents in which a patient fell to his death from the fifth floor and maggots hatched in the wound of another. But the family of Zakes Mbeki, 29, who fell from the fifth story of the hospital early on Christmas morning, […]
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The maddening state of Gauteng’s psychiatric facilities

A massive shortages of hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Gauteng is compromising patient care. Gauteng is short of about 2700 psychiatric beds which means that psychiatric patients have to be admitted to general wards where there is no security, thus posing a threat both to themselves and others. This was revealed recently by Gauteng […]
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Nearly 2 million will lose private healthcare if tax reform happens

The government’s plan to ditch medical aid tax credits will have a disastrous effect on already cash-strapped South Africans and force nearly 2 million people onto the over-stretched state health system. If the tax credit is removed, 22% of medical aid users will not be able to afford cover, Stellenbosch economics consultancy Econex warned in […]
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Tygerberg Hospital performs its first deep brain stimulation

A man with tardive dystonia became the first adult to undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) at a Western Cape state hospital. His condition drastically improved following the procedure at Tygerberg. Until now it had only been performed on a few children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The dystonia was a side effect of an […]
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