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DENOSA Free State

In the quest to provide and advocate for quality patient care, DENOSA Free State, remains committed to service delivery in realising the Vision, Mission and Values of the Organisation.

DENOSA Free State is also an affiliate of COSATU and organises nurses in both Public and Private Health Institutions and further represents more than 3000 nurses and nursing students.

The Province is divided into five (5) regions namely:
Region “A” -The Heart (Motheo Municipal District), The DENOSA Provincial Office is situated here (Bloemfontein).
Region “B” –Perseverance (Xhariep Municipal District) which is very rural and covers a vast area of the province.
Region ”C”- Tshepang (Lejweleputswa Municipal District) also known as the Goldfields of the Free State.
Region “D” -The Lion (Fezile Dabi Municipal District) that stretches up to Vaalpark.
Region “E” –Kopanong (Thabo Mofutsanyane Municipal District) with a mixture of urban and rural areas.

The province is having provincial, regional, local and institutional leadership structures  that oversee and execute organisational activities through the following committees: Provincial Executive; Regional  Executive; Provincial Shop Steward Council; Finance; Member Service;  Industrial Relations / Bargaining and Political; Gender / HIV and AIDS and Professional Matters; Occupational Health and Safety.  

The province further comprises of 31 Public Hospitals, 23 Private Hospitals, 350 Clinics, numerous NGO’s and being short staff, nurses operate mainly in the following sectors: Health, Correctional Services, Social Development, and Education.

Training of student nurses takes place at one university, five Nursing Colleges and eight hospital schools and the province is proud to have organised student structures at the colleges and university.  

In terms of challenges nurses are faced with within the health care environment, DENOSA Free State strives for the empowerment and mobilization of nurses into a formidable power base which actively engages in the Strategic Objectives of the Organisation namely:

Oganisational Development for recruitment, retention and unification of nurses.

Education and Training for the development, leadership, members and staff.

Professionalism to inculcate professional culture in nurses and utilisation of nurse specialists

Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations to increase our bargaining power, resolving of disputes and reviewing of agreements

Political Participation for leaders to be involve in political dialogue at all levels and to influence policies on health and labour matters

International Work for sustaining and intensifying relationships internationally.

As DENOSA is a member driven organisation, a call is made to all members to take up ownership and fully participates in the activities of the organisation and to act as an agent for change in our challenging profession.

Be proud of being a nurse! Take care of you and your profession! Never stop working to be on the forefront of your profession!

Provincial Secretary
Veronica Fransman
082 854 3664