Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Measures introduced to make Mitchell’s Plain Hospital better

Lusanda Bill
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.

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