Hospital covers health issues at open day Hospital hosts open day

2016-09-29 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Zama Chemane, a Port Shepstone Hospital physiotherapist, gives a presentation on back problems.

PHOTO: supplied Zama Chemane, a Port Shepstone Hospital physiotherapist, gives a presentation on back problems.

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THE Port Shepstone Hospital exhibited its health-care services to patients last Wednesday.

The aim of the event was for the community to interact with the hospital management, get themselves screened for various health problems and familiarise themselves with the hospital environment.

The chairperson of the hospital board, Reverend John Grubb, commended the community for attending these sessions that have grown over time.

Staff offered advice and conducted health screenings, free of charge.

Services that people were screened for included eyes tests, cardiac, TB, diabetes, hypertension, dental care, kidney screening and occupational therapy.

There were information stands of the Road Accident Fund), Hospital Nursing Services and South African National Blood Services.

Dr Dlamini Kunene, hospital acting chief executive officer, took people through the services offered and the referral system, which is a critical aspect of service delivery that the public must understand.

As a regional hospital, the health facility is the only referral hospital for the three district hospitals, two community health centres, four Hibiscus Coast clinics and seven Umzumbe South clinics in Ugu District.

“It becomes very difficult to spread the resources of the hospital to cater for everyone, who wants to come to the hospital without being referred,” said Kunene.

Hospital management thanked Liberty, the Hidden Treasure Shop of the Port Shepstone Baptist Church and staff members for sponsoring the event.

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