Government dries funding for children's hospital as it closes its doors

Government dries funding for children's hospital as it closes its doors

- The government has cut funding for the children's hospital which will see 70 employees jobless

- The Department of Health in the Western Cape says the closure was forced because of maladministration

- No response had as yet been received from the board of the hospital regarding the matter

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The 50 year old Sarah Fox Children’s Convalescent Hospital is closing. This is after government cut funding for the institution. The institution which provides rehabilitation and recovery for children with special needs will leave 70 people out of employment.

Government dries funding for children's hospital as it closes its doors

Government dries funding for children's hospital as it closes its doors

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The department of Health in the Western Cape said it had to close down the hospital due to maladministration. Briefly.co.za learned that about 40 patients will be transferred to alternate facilities. The move has triggered protests from concerned residents amid accusations of lack of priority by the government.

Government dries funding for children's hospital as it closes its doors

In less than a month the doors of the hospital will be closed

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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