HEALTH

Old age home staff protest after patient deaths

Staff refused to work after 11 of them tested positive for Covid-19 at a home in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 July 2020

Covid-19 headache was worse than surgery or childbirth, says Cape Town woman

Woodstock family describes life under Covid-19 quarantine

By James Stent - 25 June 2020

Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay Hospital

Hospital is “currently experiencing more than double the workload they have seen over the past five years” says health department

By Ashraf Hendricks - 22 June 2020

Community healthcare workers down tools

Union wants outsourcing stopped and workers integrated with health department

By Vincent Lali - 19 June 2020

Life may be returning to post-lockdown normality but it’s far from normal in hospitals

Here are the latest numbers from Groote Schuur

By GroundUp Editors - 19 June 2020

Covid-19 Report 7: Life-saving drug is good news but no time to pop champagne

Also: Four suggestions for improving peer review, and South African death data

GroundUp and Spotlight staff - 18 June 2020

Family left without breadwinner after methanol poisoning deaths

Six men from Masiphumelele died last week after drinking homemade beer they bought

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 June 2020

“Patients are suffering” due to severe staff shortage, says NEHAWU

“Stop the politics and work together with us” Eastern Cape Health Department tells union

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 8 June 2020

Psychiatric hospital seeks interdict against SANCO and NEHAWU

Urgent application brought by Life Esidimeni Care Centre in Kirkwood after incident on Tuesday

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 5 June 2020

Living with cancer during Covid-19

A breast cancer patient shares her lockdown experience

By James Stent - 5 June 2020

Covid-19: Mother fears for disabled daughter’s life

Woman with debilitating co-morbidities lives with five people in a shack that has no toilet

By Buziwe Nocuze - 5 June 2020

KwaMashu paramedics refuse to work until they’re tested for Covid-19

They have been told only symptomatic people would be tested, despite asymptomatic colleague testing positive

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 3 June 2020

Six die from methanol poisoning in Cape Town

Four more in a critical condition

By James Stent - 2 June 2020

Private hospital sends Covid-19 patient to stretched Groote Schuur

Life Vincent Pallotti defends its decision

By Tariro Washinyira and Liezl Human - 1 June 2020

Covid-19: The epidemic reveals the cracks in our health and welfare systems

Improving services in rural KwaZulu-Natal

By Maryke Bezuidenhout - 29 May 2020

Covid-19: What if you get sick? Advice on how to plan for it

While most people will get mild symptoms only, it is important to plan

By Elna Schütz - 29 May 2020