Hospital-level care in your home? It could be the future

2019-12-22 17:00

A new study found that many patients could receive the care they need at home – where they could likely sleep better, move around more and almost certainly get better food.

Best hospital cities ranking 2019 revealed – and African cities didn't make the list... we asked why

2019-10-28 08:45

Africa didn't feature at all on the list of best hospital cities in the world. We ask why.

When doctors and parents disagree on how to treat a sick child the emotional and financial costs can be huge

2019-10-14 09:31

At the heart of such cases is a breakdown in communication between the clinicians and the family about what is in the child’s best interests – so the law intervenes when relationships fail.

Hospitals are also at risk of dangerous germ, which is resistant to disinfectants

2019-07-18 11:26

A new study has found that the spores of the bacterium clostridium difficile are becoming resistant to disinfectants, which is especially problematic in hospitals.

SAHRC says it is not satisfied by what it saw at Dr George Mukhari Hospital

2019-06-25 18:28

During a walkabout at Dr George Mukhari Hospital's psychiatric ward, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), which is probing alleged human rights abuses, said it was not happy with what it observed.

Hospital allows kids to drive cars to surgery to reduce anxiety and stress

2019-04-08 12:08

To help ease their nerves, the Doctors Medical Centre has two mini cars for its youngest patients to drive themselves to the operating room.

Hospital wins claim

2019-02-01 16:09

The developer of the Hilton Life Private Hospital has won a R13,1 million claim against the uMgungundlovu District Municipality over past sewage removal.

Another hospital hit as crime syndicate targets Limpopo hospitals

2018-11-26 13:14

On Friday night, a group of armed men ransacked doctors’ cottages at Lebowakgomo Hospital in Limpopo, stealing cellphones, money and other property.

Parents send out warning about dangers of kissing newborn babies

2018-11-24 06:45

The parents of a newborn infant have warned people not to kiss babies that aren’t theirs after their daughter nearly died from a cold that developed into a serious infection.

Baby snatch attempt sparks Durban hospital security upgrades

2018-10-31 07:30

Last month two unknown men attempted to 'collect' mothers with newborns from Addington Hospital in Durban.


Baby born weighing 440g suffers a serious setback – but parents hope she’ll be home by Christmas

2019-11-13 14:53

Though she’d started showing good process, a recent serious setback has meant she’s had to be put back on a ventilator.

Free State clinic left to cope with double patient load and no water

2019-10-27 10:38

After a fire blazed through Vaalrock Clinic, the Brandfort community was forced to use the only clinic at their disposal, the Marantha Clinic – with far-reaching implications.

'Completely understaffed' - DA pays oversight visit to troubled Mamelodi Hospital

2019-08-26 21:36

Following an oversight visit to Mamelodi Hospital in Tshwane, the DA says it is not surprised by recent reports of a woman who was forced to give birth standing up, stating the maternity section is completely understaffed.

These are South Africa’s top 20 hospitals - as rated by 53,000 patients

2019-07-17 11:49

202 hospitals across the country were rated by 53,000 patients according to the Patient Survey Score (PaSS).

KZN health dept probing 'suspicious' death of pregnant woman, unborn baby at public hospital

2019-06-05 14:21

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has initiated an investigation into the death of a 23-year-old woman and her unborn baby at one of its hospitals.

Dangerous bacteria may lurk in hospital sinks

2019-02-15 13:17

Germs can lurk in the most unexpected places, and maintaining a strong understanding of environmental risks is critical to protecting patients.

Dispute arises over Holy Cross Hospital’s nurses’ homes

2019-02-01 14:30

The announcement that the title deeds for the land occupied by Holy Cross Hospital in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape, are owned by the Anglican Church is causing conflict.

10-year-old girl takes care of brain-damaged mom for 4 years

2018-11-24 06:57

A 10-year-old girl has taken care of her mom for more than four years since she suffered a brain haemorrhage that left her with the mental capabilities of a small child.


2018-11-05 10:00

Rapper Gigi Lamayne has spoken out for the first time after allegedly attempting to take her own life on Saturday.

Medical schemes paid out R160.6bn during 2017, mostly for hospital care – report

2018-10-18 22:19

The Council for Medical Schemes, a regulatory body for medical schemes, on Thursday issued its annual report for 2017/18.

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