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Netcare posts healthy R31.78bn in revenue

2014-11-24 18:36

The demand for private health care in SA is expected to remain strong, which will support Netcare's growth over the next few years, says group CEO Richard Friedland.

SA road etiquette: Emergency vehicle 101

2014-09-25 19:00

'Some are oblivious...others are bewildered and freeze,' writes Neill Visser, Netcare 911's operations manager. He and other experts tackle driving etiquette towards emergency vehicles.

Debate on high private hospital costs hots up

2014-09-03 14:51

The debate on high private hospital costs is heating up with a medical scheme hitting out at the largest private hospital groups.

Health inquiry: Netcare loses bid to block KPMG

2014-08-22 16:37

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed Netcare's application to block KPMG from working on a market inquiry into the private health sector.

Weaker rand boosts Netcare profit

2014-05-19 13:14

Hospital group Netcare has reported a rise in first-half profit, thanks to a weaker rand and strong local demand.

Netcare profits up 25%

2013-11-18 09:40

Netcare has reported a rise in full-year profit, helped by a strong performance in its South African market.

8 injured in Gauteng crash

2013-05-04 11:29

Eight people have been injured, four seriously, after two taxis and a car collided along Van Dyk Road in Spring.

Netcare and Unisa strikes gain support

2013-04-19 18:53

Nehawu members embarking on protest action at Netcare and Unisa must not back down from demanding a decent living wage, says the SA Municipal Workers' Union.

Story of emotional Pistorius told

2013-02-19 21:01
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Oscar Pistorius was emotional when his affidavit on how he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was read to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

SA performance keeps Netcare healthy

2012-11-19 09:01

Netcare has posted an 18% decline in diluted headline earnings per share, with the healthcare group seeing a strong and improved contribution from South Africa.

Partnerships can boost hospitals

2012-09-26 16:35

Netcare says there is no reason why private hospitals cannnot provide services to public sector patients through innovative public private partnerships.

Cash-for-kidneys: 6 head to court

2012-05-27 20:53

The remaining six accused in the Netcare cash-for-kidneys trial are heading to court in a bid to have the case against them thrown out.

Robust performance buoys Netcare

2011-11-14 09:05

Hospital group Netcare has reported a 21% rise in full-year profit as a strong performance at home offset softer UK growth due to unfavourable currency swings.

Group to send relief team to Kenya

2011-08-29 22:20

Hospital group Netcare has announced that it intends sending a team to drought-stricken Kenya to provide water, food and medical support.

Better than Hotel California

2011-06-09 00:00

There are two ways of looking at the private hospital industry in South Africa and it depends largely on whether you’re healthy and outside the hospital or sick and inside. From the outside the slightly cynical view is that it’s a great business, far better than the hotel industry (and it measures itself in a similar beds way).

Nurses in strike threat

2011-04-15 15:33

Nurses at Netcare, South Africa's largest private hospital group, may go on strike after they rejected a 7.5% wage increase.

Armed robbery at Gauteng hospital

2011-03-28 15:42

Three men have stolen an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up staff in the pharmacy at Netcare Linksfield Hospital in Johannesburg, police say.

SA rescue team heading to Japan

2011-03-14 09:27

A local rescue team consisting of at least 50 people is to leave for Japan to help with relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami, Rescue SA says.

Kidney transplant scandal spreads

2011-02-28 10:40

The Western Cape health department is investigating, after it emerged that two Cape Town hospitals as well as Gauteng hospitals were used for illegal kidney transplants.

Prof speaks out over transplant case

2011-02-26 13:00

A professor implicated in the Durban hospital transplant scandal has named three other hospitals responsible for alleged illegal kidney transplant operations.

Deadlock as Netcare nurses demand 13%

2011-02-22 06:23

Wage negotiations between a nursing union and Netcare have deadlocked.

Another doctor convicted over illegal transplants

2010-12-15 16:08

A former Netcare St Augustine's Hospital doctor has paid an admission of guilt fine of R150 000 for contravening 90 counts of the Human Tissue Act in a case which involved illegal kidney transplants, police say.

Transplant 'translator' gets fine

2010-11-23 14:34

One of the eight people allegedly involved in illegal kidney transplants has been given a five-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to 50 charges.

8 due in court over transplants

2010-11-23 09:12

Eight people, including five doctors, are expected to appear in the Durban Regional Court in connection with illegal organ transplants.

 

Medical specialists charge way too much - report

2014-11-09 15:00

Medical specialists are charging up to 300% more than the amounts medical aid schemes allow, according to Rapport.

SA road etiquette: Emergency vehicle 101

2014-09-23 09:34

'Some are oblivious...others are bewildered and freeze,' writes Neill Visser, Netcare 911's operations manager. He and other experts tackle driving etiquette towards emergency vehicles.

No substance to Netcare application - KPMG

2014-08-25 15:15

There is no substance to Netcare's bid to stop KPMG from helping the Competition Commission's inquiry into the private health sector, says the firm.

Fatal head-on collision on N2

2014-08-22 07:40

Two people died and four others were injured when two vehicles collided head-on on the N2 outside of Grahamstown.

Kidney scandal surgeon dies

2013-12-27 22:32

One of the four surgeons involved in an international cash-for-kidneys scandal has died.

Weaker rand a boon for Netcare

2013-05-20 13:15

Private hospital group Netcare reported a 23.2% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 64.2c for the six months to March 31‚ driven in part by a weak rand.

Netcare, Nehawu renew wage talks

2013-04-30 15:53

Private health giant Netcare and Nehawu have resumed pay talks following intensified protest action.

Nehawu members at Netcare down tools

2013-04-16 11:24

Nehawu members employed at Netcare have embarked on a nationwide strike, but the hospital group says its operations were not severely affected.

Man killed in KwaZulu-Natal accident

2013-01-28 14:24

An elderly man has died and 16 other people have been injured when their minibus taxi overturned on the M25 near Durban.

Famous Brands wins Netcare catering deal

2012-11-22 10:20

Famous Brands has won a tender to provide private hospital group Netcare with catering and retail services under the Net Café brand.

Netcare sees earnings drop up to 20%

2012-11-16 11:00

Netcare expects its headline earnings for the year ended September to be between 10% and 20% lower than the previous period.

Ambulance turned away 6 times, man dies

2012-07-05 09:16
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Six private hospitals are alleged to have turned an ambulance away, while a gravely ill patient lay dying in the back.

Cash-for-kidney docs want case dismissed

2011-12-06 11:25

Lawyers for the four medical specialists implicated in the “cash for kidney” scandal have filed papers to have the charges against them dismissed, saying the case will drag on for years.

Netcare to report 26% rise in earnings

2011-11-11 12:18

Netcare, SA's second-largest hospital group by value, says it expects an increase of up to 26% in full-year earnings.

CMS: Not enough private hospital choice

2011-07-27 14:11

Private hospital ownership is concentrated in three main players which offers too little choice, the Council for Medical Schemes has told MPs.

Third union declares Netcare dispute

2011-04-07 11:43

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union is the latest to declare a dispute with Netcare after wage increase negotiations deadlocked.

Netcare pledges to do more on BEE

2011-03-25 12:25

Hospital group Netcare says it plans to drive transformation "very hard" over the next year.

Union in dispute with Netcare

2011-03-10 17:53

The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of SA says it has declared a wage dispute with Netcare and one of its subsidiaries.

No more comments, NPA asks Netcare

2011-02-27 21:18

Netcare will no longer comment on reports about cross-border kidney transplant operations performed in its hospitals, the healthcare group has said in a statement.

Sick pupils: 12 still in hospital

2011-02-24 12:43

A total of 74 children have been treated in three Johannesburg hospitals after falling ill at a school roadshow, but the last 12 are expected to be discharged, Netcare says.

Jump in malaria cases - Netcare

2011-01-31 19:08

There has been a "considerable" rise in South Africans showing malaria symptoms in recent weeks, says the Netcare hospital group.

Netcare's fine the correct remedy

2010-11-29 15:52

Private hospital group Netcare's share price appears not to have been affected by its guilty plea and R7.8m fine for illegal kidney transplants, writes Shaun Harris.

Transplant accused pleads guilty

2010-11-23 11:27

One of the eight people accused of having been involved in the illegal kidney transplants at a Durban hospital has pleaded guilty to 50 charges against him.

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