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Due to shortage of nurses in facilities, DENOSA urges all travelers to drives cautiously on the road this Easter weekend   

Media statement  

Thursday 13 April 2017 

As travelers will make their way to various destinations for the Easter weekend, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) would like to urge all citizens to drive cautiously on the road, observe and obey rules of the road and rest whenever they get tired because there may be fewer nurses in areas where they are traveling. 

DENOSA would like to remind South Africans that severe shortage of health workers in South Africa is still a sad reality and that many deaths on our roads are largely caused by excessive bleeding and the long time it takes for patients to receive medical attention because of this shortage. 

Most accidents occur in semi-rural and remote areas, and often in the wee hours evening and morning. Many health facilities in those areas are often not ready to deal with the large volume of patients that often get involved in accidents while enroute to their various destinations across the country. 

DENOSA would like to encourage drivers to drink water at regular intervals, check their tires and general conditions of their vehicles before embarking on their journey and be more collaborative on the road at all times.  

DENOSA would like to wish all nurses great strength as most will be hard at work during this period. We have no doubt that they will give their all in their work of caring. We also wish South Africans in general a Happy and safe Easter weekend. 

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Issued by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)

For more information, contact:

Sibongiseni Delihlazo, DENOSA Communications Manager 

Mobile: 079 875 2663 

Website: www.denosa.org.za

Twitter: @DENOSAORG

Facebook: DENOSA National Page