Whistleblowing in the healthcare sector: ‘My name may be Tower Hospital, but my surname and my “isiduko” is the Eastern Cape Health Department’

B Janse van Rensburg


On 23 August 2018, the Office of the Health Ombud released the ‘Report on an investigation into allegations of patient mismanagement and patient rights violations at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre’ (TPHPRC).

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B Janse van Rensburg, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and past president, South African Society of Psychiatrists (2016 - 2018).

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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2019;12(2):50-52. DOI:10.7196/SAJBL.2019.v12i2.699

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Date submitted: 2019-12-17
Date published: 2019-12-17

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