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Operations cancelled at Baragwanath Hospital

22 Jun 2022

 

Nearly 900 operations have been cancelled at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital this year alone, according. Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi. (News24 22 June 2022)

Reasons for cancellations included patients not being fit for surgery on the scheduled day, infrastructure challenges like load shedding or stolen cables and no clean linen because of boilers or laundry machines not working. Mokgethi said the department would buy a new boiler for about R20-m to reduce linen shortages. A clinical manager will be appointed to oversee 46 theatres at the hospital.

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