Mbizana, Eastern Cape – For 40 years patients at the Khanyayo Clinic have been treated in the same consulting room with little privacy – but thanks to a public-private partnership the clinic has received two extra consulting rooms.
Not only will the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development spend R127-million to demolish the derelict Kempton Park Hospital, formerly known as Khayalami, they are planning to rebuild it for a whopping R1,3-billion.
NORTHERN CAPE – Nurses in the public health sector, faced with extreme situations beyond their control every day, are in need of counselling and debriefing sessions that are no longer provided for them.
LIMPOPO – Lesedi Clinic in Lephapane, outside Tzaneen in the Mopani District has gone without water for four months after the water supply was found to be infested with bacteria. Mogale Mojela reports that the water has been switched off altogether.
Once a well-respected hospital, Elim Hospital in Limpopo is now filthy, patients are left naked due to a shortage of theatre gowns, staff are afraid to speak out and sick people are being neglected.