Tygerberg bedsore incident ‘under investigation’

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The [b]Western Cape Health Department[/b] has confirmed it’s investigating an incident at [b]Tygerberg Hospital[/b] after a patient, Daniel du Toit was admitted to the facility in mid-October and discharged last week with a massive bedsore. [s]Eyewitness News[/s] reports that his wife was admitted to Tygerberg two weeks ago and has also reportedly developed a bedsore. The department’s Helene Rossouw says the matter is being probed. The Du Toit’s son Jannie has laid a medical negligence complaint. He says he believes some nurses have been careless and have not performed their duties properly. [b]Action on Elder Abuse South Africa[/b] says it’s receiving an increasing number of complaints about hospital patients developing severe bedsores. The organisation says nurses have to be more vigilant with elderly patients.

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