Hein Kaiser
Journalist
5 minute read
8 Jan 2022
5:30 am

Edenvale hospital horror: Not a place you’d want to be admitted

Hein Kaiser

Conditions are awful enough to thank your lucky stars if you are fortunate enough to have medical aid.

General pictures of the Edenvale Hospital , 28 January 2021.. Picture: Neil McCartney

It’s not a Hollywood horror story yet, but the state of Edenvale Hospital feels like it already foreshadows the consequences of what might be a broken system. And it’s awful enough to thank your lucky stars if you are fortunate enough to have medical aid and access to private healthcare. This is not necessarily a place where you’d expect to leave in a better state than on arrival, despite a host of incredible, friendly staff who are caring for the ill and injured against many odds. Everywhere at Edenvale Hospital the staff, from cleaners through to doctors and everyone in...