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.
After about two months of harrowing testimony, the arbitration hearings into the Life Esidimeni tragedy came to a close last week. But families are no closer to the closure they want and need.
Alexandra non-profit organisation Ucedo Lwa Bantu (Help for the Nation), originally established to help patients with chronic illnesses adhere to their medication programmes, has instead become a feeding programme.
ALEXANDRA – The City of Joburg has embarked on a diabetes awareness campaign in an effort to educate residents of the large township on the dangers of the illness, now ranked the second cause of natural deaths after TB.
The critical care work done by the Alexandra Hospice will no longer be disrupted by the frequent power cuts experienced in the area thanks to the donation of blankets and a generator from African Bank.
As the South African Weather Service has announced that there will be a cold front moving across Johannesburg in the days leading towards the weekend, the City of Johannesburg has urged residents to be cautious.
New disciplinary measures, a beefed-up workforce and a solution to niggling underground water issues have the delayed construction of a new public health clinic in 4th Avenue, Alexandra back on track.
A 12-year-old boy – who stopped to cool down with a swim in the Jukskei River on his way home from school last week – has drowned, and his death has prompted calls for authorities to now urgently fix the local swimming pool.
Retired teacher Constance Mngomezulu, one of the founders of the Nokuthula Centre and Special School, was close to tears at the opening of the school’s new premises as she witnessed her dream finally realised
The crisis at the Gauteng Health Department deepens by the day as unpaid suppliers withhold services and legal claims mount, while services are paralysed because bank accounts have been attached and phone lines have been suspended.
While Mokgadi Magdeline Morekhure of Alexandra managed to survive breast cancer, she has been left battling with a heavy swollen arm as a result of the lymphedema she contracted because of the illness.