The ‘axe man’ departs, offering hard-won lessons
He may be remembered as ‘the axe man’ for his radical fiscal discipline, which included cutting beds in top tertiary hospitals, regulating private work and slashing commuted overtime, but Prof. Craig Househam, who retired as Western Cape health chief in March, was above all a strategist.
Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa
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Date published: 2015-03-11
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