Is dental healthcare as affordable and accessible as it should be?

Oral health is essential to optimal overall health and minimising the probability of developing serious oral health conditions or infections in future. Yet, besides the fear factor, why are so many people reluctant to visit the dentist? “The underlying factors here include resources, socio-economic circumstances, accessibility and education.” “One of the biggest culprits for keeping […]
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Familie word van bakpoort na stuurpoort gestuur by Steve Biko Hospitaal na seun se ongeluk

Die Steve Biko Akademiese Hospitaal is weereens onder die vergrootglas geplaas nadat nog klagtes na vore gekom het. ’n Familie van die Moot sê die hospitaal was nalatig nadat ’n geliefde verlede Woensdag in die hospitaal opgeneem is. Jayden Pieterse (27) is in die hospitaal opgeneem nadat hy in ’n verskeersongeluk betrokke was. Die ongeluk […]
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Bejaarde man wat 15 dae lank op ’n noodoperasie gewag het, sterf

Die Vrystaatse gesondheidsdepartement ontken enige aandadigheid aan die dood van ’n pasiënt wat 15 dae lank op ’n noodoperasie gewag het. Frederick Thiart (77) van Edenburg is 14 Desember dood, twee dae nadat sy been geamputeer is. Thiart, ’n diabeet, het met erge pyn en gangreen in sy een been in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein […]
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Kankerondersoeke se koste kan styg ná Pelindaba-probleme

Pelindaba se vervaardigingsaanleg van radioaktiewe produkte vir mediese gebruik is steeds nie in bedryf nie nadat dit twee ­weke gelede weens ’n probleem met die waterstofreguleringstelsel gesluit is. Daarom word alle radioaktiewe molibdeen- en jodiumprodukte wat in die diagnose en behandeling van kanker en ander siektetoestande gebruik word, van die buiteland af ingevoer. Die prys […]
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Bloemfonteinse man wag 15 dae op noodoperasie

’n Bejaarde man wat vir 15 dae in erge pyn met gangreen weens diabetes in sy een been in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein op ’n noodoperasie gewag het, is uiteindelik Dinsdagmiddag teater toe. Frederick Thiart (77) van Edenburg in die Vrystaat is met sere aan sy regterbeen deur ’n dokter na ’n chirurg by die […]
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Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

The healthcare facilities listed in the table below have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town. A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards […]
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Gross negligence after patient’s body found hanging after three days

Medical staff at Durban’s Addington Hospital have been accused of gross negligence after the body of a patient, who allegedly committed suicide in a ward’s bathroom, was apparently found three days later. The 25-year-old patient, whose identity is yet to be established, was found hanging in the toilet of surgical ward 3B on Monday. It […]
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Durban government hospitals are a shambles

Four Durban public hospitals -Prince Mshiyeni Memorial, Mahatma Gandhi, Addington and King Edward VIII – are ailing, with some critical management positions occupied by people with no relevant qualifications. This was revealed in a damning report by a Ministerial Task Team which was set up by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to investigate these facilities […]
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KPMG-skandaal raak ondersoek na duur medies

Private hospitaalgroepe maak beswaar daarteen dat KPMG die Mededingingskommissie met sy navorsing gehelp het. ’n Kompromis is nou bereik wat die hospitale toegang tot die navorsing gee. Die KPMG-skandaal pootjie nou ook die markondersoek na die private gesondheidsorg. Die voorlopige bevindinge van die ondersoek moes die afgelope week bekend gemaak word nadat dit verskeie kere […]
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Suid Afrika word geraak deur medisyne krisis na vervaardiging aanleg sluit

Talle kankerpasiënte loop die risiko dat hul allerbelangrike bestralingsbehandeling halfpad gestaak sal moet word omdat die aanleg wat kankermedisyne by Pelindaba vervaardig weens veiligheidsprobleme gesluit is. Onkoloë en bestralingskundiges sit nou met die hand in die hare omdat die behandeling van pasiënte wat ernstig siek is onbepaald uitgestel moet word of nie sal kan voortgaan […]
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Vrystaatse gesondheidsdepartement staar R1,5 miljard se regseise in gesig

Die Vrystaatse gesondheidsdepartement word deur R1,5 miljard se regseise in die gesig gestaar en het R300 miljoen se rekeninge aan krediteure wat betaal moet word. Dit blyk uit die departement se tweede kwartaalverslag wat in die Vrystaatse wetgewer se openbare rekeninge-komitee bespreek is. Butana Komphela, Vrystaatse LUR vir gesondheid, het voor die komitee gesê sy […]
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Vital clinic in Eastern Cape has only 1 doctor twice a month

Close to eight villages in Nxarhuni outside Mdantsane in East London depend on Newlands Clinic. But the clinic has only one doctor who comes in twice a month, according to a GroundUp report. A clinic committee member who did not want to be named said: “The doctor comes on the first Monday of the month, […]
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Intervention sought over ‘hospital horror’ at Warmbaths Hospital

The Post received a lengthy complaint from Barry Bredenkamp regarding alleged poor service at the Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) hospital. Bredenkamp stated that a young man had committed suicide in the early hours of Sunday, 24 September, at Bela-Bela. Bredenkamp said that the man’s mother woke-up to the tragic news early on the Sunday morning and immediately […]
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Ma wag op operasie, word ‘vergeet’ in stoorkamer

’n Vrou is woedend nadat haar sieklike ma, wat ’n noodoperasie aan ’n bloeiende maagseer moes ondergaan, ure lank in ’n stoorkamer in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein “vergeet” is. Desire Nel, ’n administrateur van Johannesburg, sê haar ma, Veronica (59), is Saterdag in die vroeë oggendure van die hospitaal op Odendaalsrus na Pelonomi oorgeplaas. Veronica, […]
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What’s driving up our healthcare costs?

Discovery Health CEO explains why South Africans are paying higher medical aid premiums than ever before. Access to quality healthcare at an affordable price is a critical priority for every family, and in society at large. South Africans lucky enough to afford private healthcare have rapid and convenient access to some of the best quality […]
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