DA TO ASSESS CONDITIONS IN EASTERN CAPE HOSPITALS

Today, Wednesday 4 July 2012, DA Shadow Minister of Health, Patricia Kopane MP, DA Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature Leader, Bobby Stevenson MPL, DA Eastern Cape Health Spokesperson, John Cupido MPL, and a DA delegation will conduct a site visit to the Dora Nginza and Livingstone hospitals in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.

The purpose of this visit is to assess the impact of crumbling infrastructure, and staff and resource shortages, on patients.

The site visit will conclude with a press briefing at Livingstone hospital, at which Ms Kopane will outline her findings and put forward the DA’s plan to address the various issues facing healthcare in the province.