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Gauteng is taking steps to relieve a skills shortage that is causing the closure of trauma units at public hospitals, the provincial Health Department said yesterday.
Spokesman Zanele Mngadi said the department was "unable to communicate the specifics" of its plan for solving the problem.
The Star on Monday said that the trauma units at the Chris Hani-Baragwanath and Johannesburg hospitals were battling a skills shortage that forced them to close their critical wards for hours at a time on "most weekends".
The report referred to ambulance personnel being asked to take patients from hospitals that could not accommodate them to alternative trauma units.
Johannesburg Hospital's chief executive Sagie Pillay said diverting ambulances in this way was normal.
"It is how trauma units function all over the world," he said.- Sapa