Psychiatric patients can't wash at Joburg Hospital
9 May 2017
Psychiatric patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital cannot bath or shower at the Psychiatric ward because the water leaks into other wards.
The washing facilities at Ward 487 are barred to 20 psychiatric patients who are forced to use basins or go to another ward to clean up.
Patients have endured this unacceptable situation for about three months, but hospital management has failed to fix the problem.
I have complained before about the unsuitable conditions at this ward which is drab and depressing, and male and female patients are not properly separated.