Leaking Health Ombuds draft report was selfish, says family member

2017-01-22 17:35

A family member of one of the Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients who died last year has criticised the leaking of the health ombudsman’s draft report into the deaths of patients.

SA’s property sector ‘still too white’

2016-11-06 08:30

The local property sector remained dominated by white business and this needed to change, Qedani Mahlangu, Guateng MEC of health, said this week.

'Don't be alarmed', MEC tells Cuban doctors

2016-06-24 23:19

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told a group of visiting Cuban doctors not be alarmed by the current spate of protests.

Electricity restored at Chris Hani Baragwanath

2015-11-17 22:12

Full power has been restored at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital following a power cut after alleged cable theft.

Gautengers, do you know your HIV status?

2015-10-12 21:29

The Gauteng Department of Health is running a massive campaign to test a million people for HIV by World Aids Day on 1 December.

Blaze causes R7m in damage to Boksburg hospital

2015-05-31 13:31

A blaze has destroyed about R 7m worth of medical supplies at Boksburg’s OR Tambo Memorial Hospital after fire gutted the hospital’s storage facilities.

Gauteng health workers sacked for fake qualifications

2015-03-30 20:49

Ten Gauteng health department employees have been found to have fraudulent qualifications.

Gauteng health forcing poor to pay - claim

2014-08-15 09:40

The Gauteng department of health is under fire for allegedly privatising healthcare at hospitals at the expense of the poor.

MEC: Not enough doctors at Bara

2014-05-30 17:06

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has admitted the biggest hospital in the southern Hemisphere, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, is short staffed.

Hospital's new lift in 10-floor 'freefall'

2014-04-11 08:50

An investigation is to be launched after a newly-installed lift at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital went into freefall before stopping itself, leaving three people "shaken up".


Gauteng welcomes 120 New Year’s babies

2017-01-01 19:12

A hundred-and-twenty bundles of joy were born in Gauteng on January 1, provincial health authorities confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

Woman on the run

2016-09-25 06:03

NGO manager disappears after care facility closes and moves patients during the night to undisclosed destination

MEC Mahlangu to be discharged soon

2016-02-05 16:39

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is recuperating well at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, and likely to be discharged soon, her spokesperson says.

Gauteng fires thieving health workers

2015-10-28 11:38

The Gauteng Department of Health has fired 45 staff members for, among other things, validating fraudulent birth certificates and stealing money.

2 330+ needlestick injuries for Gauteng health workers

2015-06-02 15:15

Health workers suffered more than 2 330 needlestick injuries in Gauteng in the past three years, prompting the need for more protection and training, the provincial DA says.

Axed KZN health official's R203K payday

2015-05-20 13:24

The axed chief financial officer of KwaZulu-Natal’s health department received a R203 000 payout from the Gauteng health department and was never charged despite being suspended.

388 operations deferred at Bara this year

2014-09-08 12:40

A total of 388 operations were deferred at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital between January and July, meaning that surgeons cancelled about two operations every week, says the DA.

East Rand patients being treated inhumanely - MEC

2014-07-10 21:37

Patients around Thokoza and Vosloorus townships on the East Rand claim they are being punished by nurses, after complaining about expired medication.

Soweto gets new R730m hospital

2014-04-30 16:14

DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom says the money spent on food and drinks at the lavish opening of a new Soweto hospital would have been better spent on meeting the health needs of people in Gauteng.

Infrastructure dept delays payment

2013-10-30 20:24

The DA says the Gauteng infrastructure development department has delayed payments to 129 service providers working for the health department.

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