Government sets record straight about post of disused hospital beds

Government sets record straight about post of disused hospital beds

After social media users dragged a Johannesburg hospital for stacking hospital beds outside in the sun and other weather elements, the Gauteng Health Department came to the rescue.

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The Gauteng Health Department shared photos of new, state of the art hospital beds at the Chris Hani hospital in Baragwanath after social media backlash over disused beds.

Taking to Facebook, the government explained the hundreds of beds outside the medical facility was replaces by 'modern' adjustable beds.

The post read:

"Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital replaced old cot beds with modern height adjustable beds that could be lowered to prevent patients from falling and angled to assist breathing. All old beds were taken to facilities where patients are not too sick, others that are unsafe are in the process of being declared obsolete. Patient Safety remains central to Quality Care."

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Government sets record straight about post of disused hospital beds

Beds in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Photo credit: Gauteng Department of Health/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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Earlier Briefly.co.za reported South Africans were left divided after photos and a video were posted on social media which showed hundreds of hospital beds standing outside the Chris Hani Hospital in Baragwanath.

The video was shot by an Afrikaans man, who said: "If you have ever wondered where our taxes go - here is our tax money. Beds with which is nothing wrong.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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