Hospital managers get walking orders

2010-05-22 00:00

MANAGERS at four Durban hospitals have were relieved of their duties this week by the KZN Health Department.

This follows a spate of allegations involving negligence and the disappearance of bodies at Addington, King Edward VIII, Prince Mshiyeni Memorial and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial hospitals.

Yesterday department head Dr Sibongile Zungu said that some hospital managers will be redeployed to other more suitable positions.

At Addington Hospital, the CEO has opted for an early pension, and a new team is to take over shortly.

“We are gratified to see that people realise that the main problem with the healthcare system stems from poor management rather than inferior medical attention,” said DA spokesperson John Steenhuisen.

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