Inside the Eastern Cape hospital where doctors use bathrooms and showers as consulting rooms

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Inside a makeshift office at St Patrick’s Hospital Gateway Clinic, staff members from the department of health have to work in bathrooms due to limited office space
Inside a makeshift office at St Patrick’s Hospital Gateway Clinic, staff members from the department of health have to work in bathrooms due to limited office space
Ngcukana/City Press

NEWS

“Deplorable” is the most appropriate way to describe conditions under which healthcare workers at St Patrick’s Hospital Gateway Clinic in Mbizana, Eastern Cape, are forced to work.

They use a bathroom and showers as consulting rooms and storerooms because there isn’t enough space for their requirements.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
Were the knee-jerk travel bans imposed on SA following our detection of the Omicron variant necessary?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
We are being punished
56% - 5 votes
Rather safe than sorry
22% - 2 votes
They have every right
22% - 2 votes
Vote