Among the new staff members are 27 medical intern doctors, 38 community service doctors, 18 allied community services such as pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiologists, and speech audiologists, dieticians, and a psychologist. About 17 community service nurses also joined the team.
According to the hospital spokesperson, Nico Masiu, most of the interns who joined them said this hospital complex was their first choice of internships because of its known clinical quality teachings as it is linked with Wits Medical School, and the fact that they have about 52 specialists including registrars.
“The new recruits went through a three day in-depth orientation on the hospital health systems and procedures that are pertinent in executing their duties and scope of conditions treated in KT Hospital Complex,” Masiu said.
Hospital CEO Polaki Mokatsane emphasized the importance of customer care, share the hospital vision, how to achieve their set of goals as a collective and their hospital culture of putting people and our work first.
Mokatsane also brought to the attention of new recruits the importance of availability of drugs, the safety of both patients and staff in our quest of saving lives. In appreciating the injection of new health staff, Dr David Leburu said: “We are grateful for the workforce as the appointment such staff gives us assurance that public health will continue to function well and our future generation will benefit from this taps of health wealth of knowledge and expertise.”