Mamelodi Hospital begins probe after patient, 76, is found tied up on floor

BBSA

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The sight of an elderly patient lying on the floor of a hospital with her hands bound has appalled medical authorities, who say those responsible will be traced.

The family of Martha Marais are fuming over the treatment of their mother, who is 76, at the Mamelodi Hospital on Tuesday.

"We are dismayed by this appalling treatment of Ms Marais. Restraining her in such a manner is both inhumane and insensitive," said Dr Mpho Thoabala Motjope, Mamelodi Hospital's clinical manager.

"The hospital management is investigating and those involved will be taken to task. In the meantime, we will offer counselling to the affected parties," the hospital boss said in a statement on Thursday.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/amp/new...be-after-patient-76-is-found-tied-up-on-floor
 

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Welcome to SA. Where doctors work 48 hour shifts, nurses turn dying children away and porters / security tie old people to themselves after they run out of windows, beds or gates to tie them to.
 

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The Gauteng department of health said: "It is a matter that we will follow up, with keen interest, to ensure that it doesn't happen again in any of our public health facilities."
Heard that many times before. Too many times. Nobody but nobody, deserves to be treated like this, least of all in a hospital.

If a 72yr old gentleman can arrive delirious with fever at a state hospital, his immediately family member is not allowed ot go with while he gets taken to the back and the nurse writes "patient drunk" (somebody who had probably not used alcohol for at least 10 yrs), then left to "dry out" and he ends up severely ill and dehydrated, rescued by his family member after a few hours ...

If a lady that has just had a cancer op can lie in a bed unattended to, writhing in pain, the sister on duty says put up the sides so she does not fall off the bed else we hear all about it from the floor below again ...

Once upon a time the healthcare profession was an honorable one, a calling. Now it's just another job. In the olden days the people believed you went to a hospital to die. For many it's true again.
 

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the video of this lady tied up with her hands behind her back shoved under the chairs in the waiting room is absolutely horrific.

I just hope that the out cry and investigation actually results in people getting punished for this. This sort of behaviour has been allowed to continue unpunished in some State hospitals for far too long.
 

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According to some, this is a notorious hospital for such bullshyte. They must fire the entire hospital and hire new staff.

With that said, there's a 63.4% chance that they voted for the wrong party in the election, so meh.
 

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"We are dismayed by this appalling treatment of Ms Marais. Restraining her in such a manner is both inhumane and insensitive," said Dr Mpho Thoabala Motjope, Mamelodi Hospital's clinical manager.

Pretty much sums up South African society in general these days.
 

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Just fire the CEO for a start. And when the next manger in line can't explain either then fire him and keep going down the line. This "we'll investigate" nonsense just means they're looking for a convenient escape .
 

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Disgraceful.

Serious attitude problem with people in public service. From politicians, to license department employees to nurses/porters. They all treat the public like toilet paper.
 

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Read the news....... Mother and 18 month old baby beaten during robery.... Woman raped while her daughter must look, and this article...... AND farm murders, and and....... So you can go Tsek with your eyes wide shut.
Sorry racist, but those things are not unique to Africans. It is the human race that is the problem. But then agian, typical from a racist.
 

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Read the news....... Mother and 18 month old baby beaten during robery.... Woman raped while her daughter must look, and this article...... AND farm murders, and and....... So you can go Tsek with your eyes wide shut.
https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2019-05-29-suspects-pour-boiling-water-over-victim/
A bizarre robbery saw a man shot in the mouth, a second scalded with boiling water and a woman beaten with a DVD player on Tuesday night in Kleinskool, Port Elizabeth.
Looks like a mainly African residing area if I look at Google Streetview.
 
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