Staff shortages, poor leadership cripple healthcare

There is a human resource crisis in healthcare that is driven partly by government tolerance of incompetent staff, according to Health Systems Trust’s South African Health Review 2016. You are least likely to see a dentist or a doctor in the North West’s public sector health facilities, which has the lowest rates of both in the country. While there is a dire shortage of dentists in the public sector with around 1,100 practicing throughout South Africa, the situation is worst in North West where there is only one dentist for every 50 000 people….more

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