oa South African Health Review - Voice of a nurse : staff nurse Sibonelo Cele of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal : human resources

Volume 2005 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1025-1715



Extracted from text ... 102 V voice of Kerry Cullinan Health Journalist, Health-e A A A A A Author "On a busy night in casualty, we can see 300 patients, " he adds. "All these patients will have to be seen by two professional nurses, two staff nurses, two nursing assistants and two or three doctors." Cele says that on such nights, "You just hope that none of the staff are off sick because then it becomes very difficult". There is a high absenteeism rate because of stress or exhaustion, sometimes caused because many nurses are also moonlighting at private hospitals to earn more ..

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