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YOU COULD PLAY GOLF,
BUT POLO IS SO MUCH MORE FUN.
Helderberg Hospital are once
again in the spotlight after it took
12 hours for a patient to be diag-
nosed and given medicine last
And this was during the pa-
tal that day. He had given up
ist who was conducting what
appeared to be a personal con-
versation, and returned home
to rather have himself admit-
ted to the hospital by ambu-
Les Carelse, a Sir Lowrys
Pass resident, was suffering
from severe chest pain and
shortness of breath on Wednesday
According to his daughter, Mon-
her father with cardiac failure and
an enlarged liver the previousweek.
They went to the hospital at 21:00,
cludehis conversationon thephone.
versationwas still continuing. They
returned home and decided to have
their father admitted to the hospital
by ambulance instead.
Carelse was not allowed to go
through to the Emergency Ward
with her father when he was admit-
ted, but had to wait in the general
waiting area. She said that at the
time, about 15 patients werewaiting
to be helped.
Among these patients was an
elderly woman sitting in a wheel-
chair, wrapped in a blanket, while a
man, with his face covered in
blood, was lying on the floor.
The elderly woman was
from Grabouw and Carelse
was told that she had been at
the hospital since 08:00 that
Some six hours after their
arrival at 05:30 a doctor at-
tended to Carelses father
for the first time, monitor-
ing his heartbeat. The doc-
tor concluded that X-rays
had to be conducted.
Another three hours
passed before the X-rays
were finally done. After
this, a further forty-five
minutes passed with no
oneattending to them.Car-
else then approached a nurse to
ask that a doctor review the
X-rays. She was, however, told that
no-one could help at the time.
Carelse then asked to see the unit
manager, who then reviewed the
macy, where they waited another 20
minutes for the prescribed medica-
When Carelse and her dads visit
to thehospital finally ended12hours
later, at 11:00 the next morning, the
elderly woman from Grabouw was
still sitting in thewheelchairandthe
man was still lying on the floor in
the same position, with his eyes
closed, just as he had been lying
when the Carelses first arrived.
ister of Health, admitted dur-
ing an unscheduled visit in
August that the Helderberg
Hospital is under-resourced.
He said a new, bigger facility
is being planned.
spokesperson for theWestern
Cape Health Department, did
not say how complaints such
He also failed to answer a
question on when and where
the new hospital promised by
the minister will be built.
He said patients at the
Emergency Unit are catego-
rised according to a system
that determines the serious-
ness of their condition, and
consultation follows accordingly.He
said that the department could only
improve the service if complaints
are lodgedwith the facilitymanager
while they are still at the facility, or
reported later to their departments
complaints hotline at 0860 142 142 or
by sending a please call me to
079 769 1207, or emailing ser-
This patient of the Helderberg Hospital was lying
on the floor of the Emergency Unit for hours last
week without being helped.
with his face
covered in blood,
was lying on
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Security tightenedat shopping centres
The Somerset West Police started opera-
tions to protect shopping malls last Fri-
of which claimed a life at Waterstone Village
Centre in SomersetWest on Sunday (19 Octo-
ber). G4S security guard Mcebisi Qhosholo
(35) from Kraaifontein, was shot and killed
inside Pick n Pay at 08:50 on Sunday.
Although security measures have since
been intensified at local malls, the police are
also increasing their visibility. Operations
by the SomersetWest Police, as part of a city-
wide strategy led by the provincial police,
wereheld atWaterstoneVillageCentre, Som-
erset Mall, Checkers Hyper, and CBD shop-
ping centres Lion Square, The Vineyard and
Colonel Mary-Ann Williams, Somerset
West Police station commander, says their
operations includedpatrols, checking thatall
security measures are in place, sharing cru-
cial information and making suggestions on
how to improve security.
Williams says managers of the shopping
malls and centres were keen on the opera-
tions and were taking their suggestions on
how to improve security and prevent armed
robberies into consideration. Williams says
one suggestion in particular was that no-one
wearing anything on their heads that could
hide their face be allowed access to the shop-
ping mall or centre.
The operations will continue through the
festive season until the end of January.
SUSPECTS NABBED FOR CAR
THEFT: Three men were arrested last
Wednesday after the car above was found in
South Fork, Strand. According to spokesper
son for the Strand police, Constable Mbulelo
Mafuna, police patrolled the area at about
07:30 when they came across a suspicious
looking man. The 20yearold man was
searched and the registration papers of a
Honda that was earlier reported stolen in
Woodlands Street, Somerset West were found
in his possession. Mafuna said the man led
police to two other men, aged 18 and 24,
who were also arrested. The car was found
at a flat on the corner of Houston and Asbi
jan Fanie Stree