Partnering up to get Eastern Cape healthcare delivery working

Chris Bateman


Imagine trying to mollify 400 municipal health workers who have been told they will be changing employers, job descriptions and possibly workplaces – with only half their senior management in place. Imagine that, and you will have a picture of what the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) and their partner, the newly formed Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) health district management, took on – with amazing success so far – in the often strife-torn NMB (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Dispatch) Health District in the Eastern Cape earlier this year. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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National Health Insurance; Foundation for Professional Development; Nelson Mandela Bay health district

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(12):889-890. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7694

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Date submitted: 2013-11-05
Date published: 2013-11-07

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