UPDATE: Mediclinic merger blocked over higher costs to patients

2019-08-07 09:55

The Competition Tribunal prohibited a merger between Mediclinic Southern Africa and Matlosana Medical Health Services in the North West province, because it would result in higher tariffs for the two hospitals that will be acquired, an order from the Tribunal stated.

These were the biggest hospital claims Discovery paid last year

2019-04-15 13:47

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) released a new report that tracked member claims over the year to end-September last year.

These are the five most haunted buildings in South Africa, according to a paranormal investigation team

2018-10-20 13:03

Enter these buildings over Halloween if you dare.

We asked a paranormal investigation team to take us inside South Africa’s creepiest haunted hospitals – and discovered a perverted ghost

2018-08-24 14:00

These buildings once housed the sick and frail, and even now that they are gone, tales of patients haunting the hallways linger on. As do unexplained phenomena, captured on video.

Ineffective revenue collection strategies lead to uncollected millions in Limpopo

2018-07-25 15:10

Treasury MEC Rob Tooley is urging hospital managers in Limpopo to come on board and seek new methods to improve revenue collection in the province.

Provincial hospitals in North West suffer as unions continue protesting

2018-05-17 09:40

As unions claim their members won't stop protesting until demands are met, healthcare facilities in North West are on the verge of collapsing.

Afrox scores R1bn state healthcare contract

2018-04-11 22:00

Afrox has been awarded the state healthcare contract to supply medical gases to government hospitals.

Shocking local medical documentary now on DVD

2017-12-10 00:00

Doc-U-Mentally is an eye-opening look at the grueling working hours of South Africa's junior doctors, writes Grethe Kemp.

R14.4 billion boost for public health in Eastern Cape

2017-05-09 09:56

Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and patients have been protesting – will be receiving a welcome boost.

Anthea Jeffery: NHI inefficiencies – another ‘jobs for pals’ scenario

2016-06-09 16:11

Anthea Jeffery says the proponents of the NHI are silent about the size of the bureaucracy required, how much it will cost and how inefficient it might be.


Nurses reveal the 11 hardest parts of their job, from the death of patients to not having time to pee during a shift

2019-05-27 12:56

Challenges nurses face include long shifts, having to use time-consuming technology, and a lack of respect other people in the healthcare industry.

Limpopo health vows to clamp down on hospital crime

2018-11-04 11:31

In just one week, four hospitals in Limpopo were attacked by criminals who targeted doctors and nurses at staff residences.

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital opens in Dubai

2018-09-23 16:25

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, a brand new 182-bed in- and outpatient facility has opened in Dubai six months ahead of the original schedule.

Gauteng hospital to be rebuilt for R1.3 billion

2018-08-13 16:00

Civil society organisations say that the cash-strapped province should rather save money and renovate the abandoned Kempton Park hospital.

Limpopo patients ‘forced to reveal illnesses in front of others’

2018-06-08 11:19

Polokwane Provincial Hospital has problems ranging from expired medication, a shortage of consultation rooms, a poor filing system, broken laundry machines and expired food.

Striking North West workers storm into operating theatre

2018-05-05 08:26

On Thursday, at Tshepong Hospital in North West, protesting NEHAWU members entered an operating theatre and demanded that everyone vacate the building.

Shhhh! Patients are sleeping

2017-12-11 11:00

Hospitals are meant to be places of recovery. But how tranquil are they really?

REVEALED: SA's top 20 hospitals

2017-07-18 09:20

Discovery Health has revealed its annual hospital survey, which gave some measure of South Africa's best hospitals.

Are hospital security measures good enough?

2016-08-22 16:43

We do from time to time hear about babies stolen from maternity wards. So we asked you what you thought about the security in the South African hospitals where you gave birth.

Overseas expansion a boost for Mediclinic

2015-11-12 11:57

Mediclinic International has reported a 16% increase in normalised revenue to R19 565m in its results for the six months to end-September.

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