DENOSA Gauteng provincial leaders, accompanied by DENOSA President, Simon Hlungwani, are embarking on visits of nurses working at COVID-19 areas in Gauteng’s hot spots healthcare facilities, to check and assess their safety as well as their areas of need as they continue to fight COVID-19.
They have been visiting nurses at various districts, hearing the needs of healthcare workers. This is where the issue of quality PPE to frontline healthcare workers has come amongst the top issues.
Gauteng province has registered more than 200 000 COVID-19 cases cumulatively and has become the country’s leading province with COVID-19.
In the interactions with nurses, DENOSA leaders are getting feedback from nurses on areas that need urgent attention, and the organisation raise this in a meeting with management. Some of the facilities in the hot spots areas visited so far include Tembisa Hospital, Sebokeng Hospital, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Tshwane District Hospital.
On 20 August, the leaders were at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, at the same time as the visit by the Public Protector. At Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, nurses called for psychological support and all other forms of support as they do the most dangerous work, including provision of full PPE.
The visits to other facilities continue…