102 hospital CEOs appointed

2013-01-17 22:08

Johannesburg - After an intense recruitment drive, 102 hospital chief executives have been appointed, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

"As of today, we have filled 102 posts and we are head-hunting for 16 CEOs," he said in a statement.

The chief executives were appointed with effect from 1 February. They would undergo training at the Academy of Health and Leadership Management in Health Care, which the health department started in November 2012.

The appointments followed well-thought out processes and were made in accordance with the law and labour procedures, Motsoaledi said.

This was after new criteria for hospital chief executives were published in the Government Gazette. CEOs needed to be from healthcare backgrounds and needed at least five years experience in middle and top management of a health institution.

"Early last year we embarked on a massive recruitment drive and a total of 92 posts for hospital CEOs were advertised by the national department of health, and 30 were advertised at provincial level for convenience."

  • gerald.yapp - 2013-01-17 22:35

    Cadre deployment for the selected few.

      Jaap - 2013-01-18 08:17

      Gerald, it is actually Cadre appointments for the unconscious incompetent and unaccountable. Not enough babies and patients died and suffered under the management of these type of appointments. Needles to say that the Minister and the rest of the Government only make use of the private hospitals that they so openly criticize in the media!

  • eduard.marais.5 - 2013-01-17 23:26

    Is this really news?

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2013-01-17 23:44

    Aaron has done a wonderful job thus far i salute you honorable cadre!!!

      attie.gerber.1 - 2013-01-18 06:21

      you obviously do not use govt hospitals or clinics. i do and the clinic i use for medication is in a total mess. you have to start queing at 6 in the morning and hopefully leave the clinic by 2 in the afternoon if you are lucky. they have not had certain medication in that clinic for our 6 months now. the sisters tells us the govt do not have money to supply these critical medications

  • michael.tetley.35 - 2013-01-18 00:32

    He seems to be the best Minister of Health we've had for a while, so lets give it a chance. Hope the rest of government will buy into this. Also need to re-open all the nursing colleges that were closed post 1994. Hopefully budgets will now be spent, and effectively and efficiently to boot!

  • pieter.scholtz1 - 2013-01-18 06:27

    5 years experience at middle management level and now a CEO! I hope the packages reflect reflect their experience and qualification. Propose that they are all linked to a good business and executive coach for at least 12 months!!

      manngo.thakhani - 2013-01-18 06:34

      In middle AND top management

  • Peter Zylstra - 2013-01-18 06:33

    Just for the many appointees are white?

  • kevin.kramer111 - 2013-01-18 07:00

    I wonder how much the bribes were to get appointed..?

  • olivia.poluta - 2013-01-18 07:04

    You, alone, give me hope - Dr Motsoaledi. Please continue all the good work and know that people in this profession see what you are doing and are grateful. You're like rain in the desert, thanks so much!

  • motleleng - 2013-01-18 07:06

    How many government hospitals do we have in SA? Why do they have to go for training if they are qualified to be CEOs? Is it going to be a four year course or two weeks? This is bulls#t, why don't you hire someone who can come and do what he/she is suppose to do first day at work...I believe most of them don't have any university qualifications.

      winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-18 07:27

      Exactly, they also need a certain amount of medical experience. Probably matriculants of Ministers or their friends who just passed matric last year looking for the top step of the ladder. Thats the reason most things fail in the country. In old days a person had to climb the ladder to get to the top today the fly there and are clueless but the money is good. Sorry, this guy is trying but really people dont have confidence anymore, you just cannot appoint CEO's if they have not worked in that particular sector and more than often the apointee is dictated to by the "power"

  • 5ihl3 - 2013-01-18 07:13

    Yes it is.....just like allegations of illiterate hospital managers always makes the news

  • 5ihl3 - 2013-01-18 07:13

    Good to hear....

  • 5ihl3 - 2013-01-18 07:14

    Dude did u even go past the heading???

  • luna.moon.5243817 - 2013-01-18 07:31

    be brave...let,s see this list...I can tell you now there would not be a single white so this would be another exercise in futility

  • john.thelps - 2013-01-18 07:48

    I am sure most of them are someones family member. No past record or qualifications needed.

  • michelle.h.koekemoer - 2013-01-18 08:06

    Great on the appointments as long as the appointees don't site on their butts with the hand in the cookie jar. Well done on the attempt!

  • clive.kihn - 2013-01-18 08:07

    For the moment, let us at least give this minister the benefit of the doubt for trying to be proactive and undoing many cadre deployment appointments. Contrast this with the inaction from the labour and agriculture ministers over the anarchy in the W Cape. We trust Aaron will follow up by monitoring the progress of these appointees and firing those that don't perform, otherwise his efforts will all have been in vain.

  • tshivhombelaf - 2013-01-18 08:32

    Hopefully they are people with in depth knowledge and vast experience in public health.

  • patricia.spooner.1 - 2013-01-18 09:25

    Sorry but something doesn't fit! Since when do you appoint a CEO and then train them? If you are competant to be a CEO they you should be trained already. This is nothing but the same idiots that destroyed these facilties before just going thru the motions of bigger and better salaries and in the end nothing will change. Just like the National Health Scheme is going to destroy the private health sector - put the NHS in place and then we will try and fix the whole. Not in a million years is ANC social engineering going to achieve anything but impoverish the whole population and create a few obscenely wealthy cadre.

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