Emmaus Hospital in rural KwaZulu-Natal is in ‘toxic meltdown’

Emmaus Hospital near Winterton in KwaZulu-Natal has become the country’s second known rural healthcare facility headed for a clinical staff meltdown after doctors’ relations with hospital management allegedly turned toxic, compromising efficient healthcare.

So far three clinical stalwarts have resigned, another three are considering leaving and the nine community service (commserve) doctors say they are deeply disillusioned after being attracted there by colleagues thriving in what until two years ago was a “tight-knit” 20-doctor team. 

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