Geld groot kopseer vir gesondheid in Gauteng

Die onlangse uitbreking van die dodelike listeriose in Gauteng is nie die grootste probleem wat die provinsiale gesondheidsdepartement in die gesig staar nie. Die min geld tot die einde van die finansiële jaar is vir die DA ’n bron van kommer.

Jack Bloom, die DA se woordvoerder in Gauteng, sê hoewel listeriose moeilik is om te bekamp, het die voorkoming van die siekte in werklikheid ’n minimale impak op die departement se funksionering.

Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa, Gauteng se LUR vir gesondheid, het Dinsdag by ’n voorlegging aan die provinsiale portefeuljekomitee oor gesondheid erken haar departement sukkel om die siekte te bekamp.

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Gewonde slagoffer van plaasaanval wag nog steeds op gesondheidsorg

Neem kennis: Foto kan sensitiewe lesers onstel.

Berdus Henrico, wat Dinsdag 6 Februarie tydens ’n plaasaanval in die Melkrivier-omgewing in Limpopo geskiet is, het teen Donderdag 12:00 steeds met twee koeëls in sy skouer en arm gesit.

Hoewel hy vir X-strale Polokwane toe gestuur is en gisternag weer in die F.H. Odendaal-hospitaal op Modimolle opgeneem is, het hy daarna nog nie verdere behandeling ontvang vir die skietwonde nie, het sy verloofde, Estelle Niewenhuys, aan Die Pos gesê.
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62 psigiatriese pasiënte nog vermis na Life Esidimeni-skandaal

Dit lyk soos ’n lys soldate wat ná ’n oorlog vermis is in aksie – maar in die werklike lewe is dit die lys van die Gautengse departement van gesondheid se lys van 62 psigiatriese pasiënte wat met die Life Esidimeni-skandaal verdwyn het.

Die pasiënte kan nêrens opgespoor word nie nadat hulle vanuit die sorgeenheid na verskeie ongeregistreerde sorgsentrums oorgeplaas is.

Altesaam 143 pasiënte is sedert die verskuiwing dood.

’n Arbitrasieverhoor word tans gehou onder die voorsitterskap van regter Dikgang Moseneke.
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Cancer patient dies after being sent home because he was ‘going to die anyway’

A DURBAN man diagnosed with stage four cancer was reportedly refused treatment at Addington Hospital. He said he was told he was old and “going to die anyway”. He wanted justice for other elderly patients.

The Sunday Tribune Herald spoke to him earlier in the week, and on Saturday, he died. By this time, the Sunday Tribune Herald had already been printed.

This was his story:

Hoosen Noor Mahomed, 60, of Charlotte Maxeke (Beatrice) Street wanted to share his story in the hope that others like him won’t have to endure such treatment.
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Probe launched after patient falls from bed – RIP MR JC Botha

Photo’s not for sensitive viewers. The provincial health department is investigating an incident at Livingstone Hospital’s oncology unit after the family of a terminally ill Sidwell man found him hanging half off the bed, his face covered in blood. The family claim they called for 10 minutes for a nurse before someone came to help […]
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Union stops its nurses from escorting patients

The provincial branch of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) is stopping its members from escorting patients from one health care facility to another. The union said its members had been exploited and overworked for too long, with the Health Department “dragging its feet” on employing paramedics qualified to handle referrals and transfers. Mandla […]
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Vrou sterf wat glo in Warmbad- provinsiale hospitaal laat val is

Die kankerpasiënt wat verlede week glo deur verpleegsters op die vloer laat val is in die Bela-Bela (Warmbad)- provinsiale hospitaal, is Maandagmiddag dood. Charmaine Caldwell (48) is omstreeks 13:10 dood, sê Leonie Brooks, haar suster. Caldwell is verlede Maandag per ambulans na die hospitaal geneem toe haar toestand verswak het. Haar familie was geskok toe […]
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Chris Hani Baragwanath-hospitaal al 2 jaar sonder vaste uitvoerende hoof

Die Chris Hani Baragwanath-hospitaal in Soweto het al die afgelope twee jaar nie ’n vaste uitvoerende hoof nie. Die vorige hoof, dr. Sandile Mfenyana, is volgens Jack Bloom, DA-woordvoerder vir gesondheid in Gauteng, sonder verduideliking deur Qedani Mahlangu, voormalige Gautengse LUR vir gesondheid, verwyder. Bloom sê dr. Sifiso Maseko, die waarnemende uitvoerende hoof, is al […]
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Hoof van Gauteng se Departement van Gesondheid bedank na 143 sterftes

Die geskorste hoof van Gauteng se Departement van Gesondheid, dr. Barney Selebano, het bedank. Dit was hy wat die oorplasing van pasiënte goedgekeur het vanuit die Life Esidimeni fasiliteit na ongeregistreerde fasiliteite. Die oorplasing het gelei tot 143 pasiënte se dood. Tydens Selebano se aanstelling, het Jack Bloom van die DA Selebano se lof besing […]
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Private healthcare in SA – continued decline and a solution

We entered 2017 reeling from a series of double-digit medical insurance premium hikes. It was becoming clear that schemes are in trouble; undercut by unregulated, selective insurance products and forced into tighter and tighter modes of managing care delivered. We were facing an affordability crisis then – that, without serious systematic change, schemes will be […]
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