Port Elizabeth’s tertiary care reaches crisis point

Chris Bateman


Almost across disciplines, health care in the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital Complex (PEPHC) has deteriorated so badly in the past six months that short-staffed departmental heads are unapologetically cutting back on vital patient services to focus only on the very sick and dying.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(9):720-722. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6173

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Date submitted: 2012-07-28
Date published: 2012-09-03

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