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Relief for nurses who have had to double up as cleaners

“Nurses are currently able to focus on their jobs as they no longer have to clean the clinic and we are really pleased with this progress.”

IT seems that things have gone back to normal for nurses at the Siyakhathala Clinic in Mondlo after a long period where they had to double up as cleaners.

According to a staff member, a cleaner has arrived to start helping to keep the facility in tip-top shape.

“Nurses are currently able to focus on their jobs as they no longer have to clean the clinic and we are really pleased with this progress,” said this staff member.

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In response to an email that was sent to her last week regarding the matter, Spokesperson for the Health Department, Ms Ncumisa Mafunda said that the Department and management of the facility regards hygiene as essential in the provision of healthcare and is committed to upholding the highest standard of infection prevention and control.

“To this end, the facility has four cleaners under its employ. Hospital management has never demanded that any non-cleaning staff perform cleaning duties,” she said.

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Staff members at Siyakhathala said that only the one cleaner has been appointed and they are uncertain where the other three are. They are, however, happy with the progress and will return to serving the community and provide medical care.

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