Tracy Lee Stark
Photographer and Multimedia Producer
1 minute read
22 Apr 2022
10:16 am

Watch: Emergency room burnout

Tracy Lee Stark

Staff at hospitals face major burn out due to the long hours that they have to work.

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital parking lot at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital collapsed following after fire that began on Friday, 20 April 2021. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The Gauteng public health system is in a crisis.

Staff at hospitals face major burn out due to the long hours that they have to work.

There are numerous allegations of staff mistreating patients, even tying a patient to a bench.

Health workers themselves complain that the load is too much and that the province’s health leadership is missing in action.

This article first appeared on GroundUp. Read the original here.