The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has promised to bring health services in the entire North West province to a halt on Wednesday (16 May) if there was no progress in negotiations with government.
NORTH-WEST – While the ongoing health workers strike that has brought North West province hospitals to a standtill has not officially ended, union members have agreed to a “cooling off” period that will see skeleton staff reporting for duty from Thursday.
NORTH WEST – Doctors reporting for duty at Tshepong Hospital in North West on Thursday morning had to be escorted into the facility by police after striking workers blockaded the premises, turning patients and workers way.
MPUMALANGA – After two days of being left to cope without meals, clean gowns and bedding, patients at Themba Hospital in Kabokweni, Mpumalanga are once again receiving proper care.
Disgruntled workers are the hospital embarked on strike action on Monday citing bad working conditions as the cause.
Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told the Life Esidimini arbitration hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg that there was nothing wrong her going on political campaigns while the marathon project that resulted in patients dying was underway.
Here, Health-e has only profiled 10 former Life Esidimeni (LE) patients, and the circumstances around their deaths, but it provides a glimpse into the dignity denied to both mental health care users and their families before, during and after the fatal move.