KZN Health looks for reasons for nursing ‘exodus’

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KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial hospital and clinic managers have been told to interview staff members who resign in a bid to learn why there is an “exodus” of nurses, says an IoL report.

According to a statement released by the department, the province’s health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo is concerned at the loss of experienced nursing staff, especially midwives, neonatal and theatre nurses.

The report says exactly how sever the problem is or how many midwives, neonatal and theatre nurses have quit is not known. No figures were provided in the statement or were immediately available.

The report says Dhlomo has asked hospital and clinic managers to show leadership and determine the reason behind the flight of such experienced medical personnel from the department.

Full IoL report

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