oa Professional Nursing Today - "The time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King (1929-1968) : editorial

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



The National Department of Health organised a medico-legal summit from 9-10 March 2015, represented by attendees from the public and private sectors. The representation covered medical, legal and general management, and input was provided from all angles. The summit was convened to discuss the increasing number of medical negligence claims against the state. The major concerns for the presenters were the huge cost of the legal claims to the public and private sector, but drivers from the hospital industry and specialists, as well as the corruption within these organisations.

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