Bara Hospital Without A CEO For Nine Months

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has been without a permanent Chief Executive Officer since January this year, but Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu says that the hospital is “run extremely well” by an acting CEO.

Mahlangu said this yesterday in an oral reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature.

CEO Dr Sandile Mfenyana

She said that the performance of the previous CEO Dr Sandile Mfenyana was rated as satisfactory but he was moved to the head office and his contract will terminate at the end of October this year.

It is still a mystery why Dr Mfenyana was moved as Mahlangu ducked my question on this.

She said that a “very thorough exercise” was being done in looking for a new CEO.

I am appalled that the CEO of our largest hospital was removed without any stated reason and has still not been replaced after nine months.

The delay in filling this crucial post is inexcusable.

There are many staff and patients who are not happy with management at the hospital, which needs a dynamic and competent CEO as soon as possible.


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DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

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