Advocacy works for Canzibe after Prolonged HRH Crisis

Advocacy works for Canzibe after Prolonged HRH Crisis

After a period of prolonged HR crisis and on-going advocacy, today the MEC for Health in the Eastern Cape, together with the Superintendent-General, made a historic first time visit to Canzibe Hospital where they met with the traditional leadership, Hospital Board and the CEO to discuss the challenges plaguing Canzibe Hospital. As a result a complete audit of HR posts, vacancies and unfilled vacant posts is now being undertaken to ensure that the hospital receives the full complement of staff. This comes after the recent arrival in July of two comserve doctors and the signing of appointment letters of three more doctors due to arrive soon. Discussions today were not limited to doctors posts and included a review of general workers required per ward and the non-allocation of rehabilitation therapists for the past 4 years at Canzibe. It was a fruitful and engaging discussion with the MEC and SG recognising the need to put additional financial, human and infrastructural resources into the hospital to service a community in need of health services. RHAP welcomes these developments and we thank all who worked towards this outcome; including the Hospital CEO and Board; the Canzibe healthcare workers who raised the alarm with RHAP a year back; Zithulele doctors who came to the rescue in June; TAC, SECTION27 and ECHCAC #RighttoHealth#CollaborativeAdvocacyworks