Duty of Care

It is not only medical practitioners who owe a duty of care to their patients, in conducting themselves with reasonable skill and care. Adminstrative staff at hospitals and doctors’ rooms, e.g. a receptionist at an accident and emergency unit, owe a duty not to provide misinformation to patients. By Donald Dinnie, CEO of Natmed Medical […]

Healthcare industry in flux

According to the Competition Commission’s enquiry into the private healthcare market in South Africa, the private health industry is characterised by a lack of competition, rising prices, minimal transparency and disempowered users. Yet the quality of care in the public sector is often lacking, despite the efforts of dedicated doctors and nurses. Along with the […]