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PE hospital turmoil: CEO leaves, nurses snore in patient beds

Chris Bateman

Abstract


Longstanding critical staff shortages in the maternity unit at Port Elizabeth’s Dora Nginza Hospital came to a head in mid-February with a 3-day nurses strike, the enforced departure of the CEO and nearly burnt-out doctors being prevented from doing ward rounds by strikers.


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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Keywords

Dora Nginza Hospital; CEO; Strike; Nurses

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(4):320. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i4.10763

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-03-10
Date published: 2016-03-17

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