While SONA's focus is on broad issues, it is cold comfort for water-less Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has the lowest staff attendance of the seven largest hospitals in Gauteng, recorded at 72% last year, says DA spokesperson on health in the province, Jack Bloom.
Families, friends and colleagues from various Gauteng government departments have gathered outside the Bank of Lisbon building to honour and remember three firefighters who died there a year ago.
The Gauteng Department of Health has revealed that at least 12 of the province's hospitals do not have permanent chief executive officers.
Migrants and asylum seekers will have access to Gauteng's hospitals when the National Health Insurance (NHI) is implemented.
In recognising that mental illness is increasingly becoming a global epidemic, the Gauteng Department of Health has allocated R1.4bn to psychiatric hospitals in the province.
Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has presented his "starting line-up" - 11 newly appointed regional and district hospital CEOs.
Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku, has made a commitment at the health budget vote to invest more than R1bn towards the maintenance and refurbishment of facilities across the province.
The Gauteng Department of Health has recorded less than 1% of adverse events in its public health facilities from March 2018 to June 2019.
Gauteng MEC of Health Bandile Masuku says the perception that quality healthcare lies in the private system is a myth and that true quality will be delivered in the public system through the introduction of the much talked about National Health Insurance (NHI).
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