11 February 2014
The Western Cape Department of
Health said several interventions have been implemented to ensure the efficient
functioning and uninterrupted quality health care at the Mitchell’s Plain Hospital.
This follows several complaints
about the hospital including inadequate staffing and equipment.
MEC of Health Theuns Botha said the
measures implemented clearly show that the department has listened to the
community on how to improve its services.
Ministerial Spokesperson Helene
Rossouw said some measures that have been implemented include a shuttle service
from AZ Berman road to the hospital entrance.
87 posts which were vacant were filled including 17 staff nurses, 11
medical officers and 1 physiotherapist.
Rossouw said there was also a lack
of cellphone reception but now cellphone reception boosters are now being
implemented throughout the hospital so the signal is much stronger.
“The emergency center did experience
a lot of patients during December and in fact we are experiencing an overload
of all our emergency centers across the province” Rossouw added.
Labels: Measures introduced to make Mitchell’s Plain Hospital better