Africa: Nurses tell all in shock report

  1. Johannesburg - A quarter of South African nurses in the private sector are thinking of looking for work overseas within the next two years as they claim salaries are poor.

    In addition, the staff-shortage situation causes them to make mistakes because of pressure.

    Almost 16% of nurses who took part in a recent survey said they would not feel comfortable with relatives being treated at the private hospitals at which they worked, as they were not confident their loved ones would get good service....

    ...In total, 70% of those who took part in the survey said they would not encourage their children or friends to take up nursing as a career.

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