LETTER: I appreciate the service and attitude at Retreat day hospital

2016-01-19 06:00

It was with great joy that I saw how committed the health staff were during the festive season at Retreat Day hospital (community health centre) when I visited there.

On behalf of the Retreat, Steenberg, Lavender Hill, Capricorn, Heathfield and our squatter communities, I would like to thank the staff for their dedication.

They always showed love, respect and good service delivery under tremendous stress and pressure from those few unappreciated ones. Irrespective of the high patient load, especially with the violence, gunshots and stabbing incidents as well as the drug abusers that must be treated, they still maintained an attitude of caring.

I also want to apologise for the verbal abuse from some patients they have to face. These patients do not know better because that was also the way they were raised.

I have done some research by questioning patients on a few occasions about their impression of the staff attitude. 99.9% were greatly appreciative of the staff.

Keep up the good work, Retreat day hospital staff.

I also want to urge all those in our community who are unemployed to come and volunteer your services. This can be a stepping stone to greatness for you.

Mary Jansen, Email

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.