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[LISTEN] Staff shortages contributing to health crisis - Denosa

11 June 2018 10:52 AM
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The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa says the new health bill will not work if staff shortages continue.

Cabinet has approved the long-awaited National Heath Insurance Bill, however the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa says it's won't help if issues affecting nurses are not solved.

The challenge is that we are highly short staffed.

Simon Hlungwani, President of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

READ: I never said the health system has collapsed - Health Ombud

At some point there is no intake for training in other provinces, there is free styling.

Simon Hlungwani, President of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

In Free State, there are nurses who have just completed community services, they are on the streets with some boards, they are looking for employment.

Simon Hlungwani, President of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

ALSO READ: Health care system IS in distress, but NOT collapsing - Health Minister

Hlungwani defended nurses who have been accused of ill-treating patients.

We have accepted that there are issues of staff morale.

Simon Hlungwani, President of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Staff shortages contributing to health crisis - Denosa


11 June 2018 10:52 AM
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