n South African Medical Journal - Leadership, commitment and core values garner national award : izindaba

Volume 103, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Careworn, skeletally-staffed and under-equipped: that was Zithulele Hospital, snagged in a dusty web of rutted roads atop a coastal hill near Coffee Bay, 99 km from Mthatha, eight years ago. Today the hospital is a rare beacon of hope, efficiency and delivery in a sea of rural public healthcare apathy, dysfunction and maladministration.

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