Nursing union welcomes public protector’s report on KZN hospitals

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Denosa says staff shortages cause long queues like this, seen outside the Freedom Square Clinic in Bloemfontein.
Denosa says staff shortages cause long queues like this, seen outside the Freedom Square Clinic in Bloemfontein.
Teboho Setena

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) in KZN has welcomed the public protector’s report on the damning findings in some of the province’s hospitals.

It said the finding in the report confirmed what the union had been complaining about on many occasions. This included staff shortages, poorly maintained infrastructure and lack of laundry services.

The public protector (PP) visited Christ the King District Hospital in Ixopo, Rietvlei District Hospital in Umzimkhulu, Mbongolwane District Hospital in Eshowe, and Kwamagwaza District Hospital in Melmoth.

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