A nurse on the Helen Joseph Hospital has been coping with an inflow of sufferers at this overburdened facility for years now however mentioned that the closure of the Charlotte Maxeke facility was putting extra strain on employees there.
Helen Joseph Hospital. Image: Fb
JOHANNESBURG – Nurses on the Helen Joseph Hospital insist that they are not intentionally neglecting sufferers in lengthy queues on the facility, however admit they’re battling to deal with within the overburdened well being system.
The Helen Joseph Hospital is one among many services in Gauteng that’s feeling the impression of the closure of the fire-ravaged Charlotte Maxeke Educational Hospital.
After the devastating blaze, the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital was solely capable of help out-patients and people needing COVID-19 remedy.
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The Gauteng Well being Division has admitted that sufferers at Helen Joseph Hospital typically should be transported at evening to different services as a result of an acute scarcity of beds.
“I don’t assume they will say that nurses don’t care as a result of that’s not what I see. We do care, it’s unsuitable accusations,” a nurse on the Helen Joseph Hospital mentioned.
This nurse has been coping with an inflow of sufferers at this overburdened facility for years now however mentioned that the closure of the Charlotte Maxeke facility was putting extra strain on employees there.
The nurse spoke to Eyewitness Information on situation of anonymity and mentioned that they tried their greatest to offer sufferers the care they wanted, however merely didn’t have sufficient fingers on deck.
“We’re all the time full, that’s why some sufferers have to attend for a very long time earlier than getting admissions. You’ll discover that sufferers ought to have been admitted, however they wait a very long time,” mentioned the nurse.
The Helen Joseph Hospital has come underneath the microscope just lately after Sichelesile Dube died whereas ready in a wheelchair for medical care on the facility. Her mom Nqobile discovered her lifeless physique within the queue greater than 24 hours later in the identical spot.
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