I am posting this out of pure frustration and desperation! We all know that It is an open secret that SA government health services, especially hospitals, are, to say the least in a poor state!!
We know that we are pretty much doomed without expensive medical aid, but this just takes the cake. Who to contact to lodge a complaint/concern with regards to a hospital (Jhb based) that is equipped with state of the art equipment, reputable surgeons, professors, and the know-how but, after almost a year of being given the run around with postponements of appointments for cat scans, blood tests etc.
The patient, who is my brother, finally got told three weeks ago to come in today to get a date for when his operation will take place. Instead, after waiting for four hours, he was called in and told “ sorry we cannot help you, your condition is life-threatening but we are not prepared to operate on you !!(he has a hernia on his side that developed due to a botched cancerous kidney removal operation that was performed years ago by this very same institution I am talking about.
The intestines have ruptured through his skin and his skin is tearing) if I had the R400 000 to pay to a private hospital, for the desperately needed operation, I would gladly pay it to save his life. Us as a family will not accept the “don’t care” attitude that will cost him his life if his condition is not attended to soon! He is obviously not on medical aid. Photos attached to prove the seriousness of the situation.
*Thx to Genoeg van Staats Hospitale / Klinieke se patetiese diens FB page / Karen Sutherland- Snyman