Labour dispute between theatre staff and the Department of Health cause Settlers Hospital to halt emergency surgery after-hours.
Commenting on the recent Tower Psychiatric Hospital exposé and subsequent resignation of psychiatrist Kiran Sukeri, PSAM Director Jay Kruuse stated that too often public servants face unfair consequences as a result of speaking out. “The position of PSAM when it comes to whistleblowers is [that] we need the Department of Health to uphold the Protected Disclosures Act.”
A collaborative investigation into the regulations guiding issues around notifiable medical conditions and whether local government is doing enough to contain the outbreak of listeriosis in Grahamstown.
The Eastern Cape Department of Health will have to curtail medical services to keep its spiraling debt down, spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said yesterday.