Lessons from Life Esidimeni apply to workplace: mentally impaired are entitled to dignity

SOURCE: Sunday Independent
OUTPUT TYPE: Newspaper article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Hart
KEYWORDS: GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, LIFE ESIDIMENI, MENTALLY IMPAIRED
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9737

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Abstract

Prior to the closure of the the Life Esidimeni homes, which resulted in the deaths of at least 144 mentally impaired patients, families marched to the Gauteng Department of Health to hand over their memorandum to then Gauteng MEC Qedani Mahlangu. The Gauteng health department shit down the facility without consulting the families.