Slow processes, poor working conditions at Addington Hospital

Durban in the News: Slow processes, poor working conditions at Addington Hospital: A site visit by a parliamentary committee to the troubled Addington Hospital in Durban has revealed slow hiring processes and a lack of proper equipment at the public health facility. Click HERE to submit your Durban and Kwa-Zulu Natal news. … [Read more...]

Complex tissue transplantation procedure saves KwaZulu-Natal man’s leg – Netcare Alberlito Hospital surgeons perform a successful first for the facility

Complex tissue transplantation procedure saves KwaZulu-Natal man’s leg – Netcare Alberlito Hospital surgeons perform a successful first for the facility: Mr Senzo Mbuyazi and scrub sister, Sr Krivani Veerasamy, at Netcare Alberlito Hospital. Photo: Netcare A 37-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man who had suffered a crush injury to his left lower leg, was discharged from hospital recently after having undergone a highly intricate, almost 10-hour, microsurgical free tissue transfer operation. Mr Senzo Mbuyazi was delighted to be able to go home from … [Read more...]

Parliamentary committee finds poor management at KZN hospital

Durban in the News: Parliamentary committee finds poor management at KZN hospital: A parliamentary committee says the high vacancy rate at the troubled Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal has negatively impacted healthcare in the province. School’s matric class of 2014 goes to court to get their results: The 2014 matric class of a KZN high school, who were accused of cheating in their exams, have still not received their results despite a court ruling ordering that they receive them. Ungerer to miss Sharks clash: Pumas coach Brent … [Read more...]

Durban medical team and hospital honoured for contribution to South African metabolic surgery

Durban medical team and hospital honoured for contribution to South African metabolic surgery: Specialist surgeon Dr Gert Du Toit, winner of the inaugural ‘Centre of the Year’ award from the South African Society for Surgery, Obesity and metabolism (SASSO) pictured with the trophy he received for his work in laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital, in Durban. With him in the photograph are, from left to right, renowned endocrinologist and obesity specialist Professor Tess van der Merwe, Chairperson of SASSO, … [Read more...]