/ 13 February 2023

Gauteng health department fails to provide bulk of care promised to cerebral palsy patient

Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital Credit Lesedi Sikwe
Back to where it began: The child in the precedent-setting judgment was born with cerebral palsy following the negligence of maternity staff at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital. Photo: Lesedi Sikwe
In a precedent-setting negligence case brought by a woman on behalf of her cerebral palsy child, a judge in Gauteng allowed the department to offer services in its own facilities rather than a big cash settlement for care to be provided by private providers

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