OPINION | Private healthcare reform: ‘How many more patients must die before regulations happen?’

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In October last year, Professor Daynia Ballot's husband, Charles Phillips, died at Netcare Waterfall City hospital in Midrand, after a routine prostate operation.

Cancer had been detected in Phillips's prostate at an early stage, so urologist Dr James Urry recommended the curative procedure while his patient was still relatively young and fit.

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