Angry protesters from the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) have closed the gate at Rob Ferreira Hospital.
They are refusing to let vehicles enter and exit the hospital, although they allow ambulances to enter.
According to Lynette Mahamba, regional treasurer of NEHAWU in Ehlanzeni region, they are demanding that the CEO of the hospital’s suspension continues, that two members of NEHAWU’s letters of suspension be withdrawn and demanding that the nurses’ home must not be renovated at this point.
“We have raised several concerns about the CEO of the hospital. She got suspended and now they want to bring her back.
She must remain suspended while they investigate her. We have two members of NEHAWU that were suspended. We want the suspension to be removed, because they were not previously listed as people that are to be investigated.
Mahamba said that the nurses’ home can be renovated during the next financial year.
Lowvelder has sent through an enquiry to the department of health and the comment will be added as soon as it is received.