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Not enough room for state patients at Bfn psychiatric hospital

The Free State Psychiatric Complex’s forensic ward in Bloemfontein, which specifically houses state patients, is severely overcrowded with an occupancy rate of about 113%. These...

#PrellerShooting: Health official resigns amidst murder trial

A legal adviser at the Free State Health Department, and the tenth man arrested in connection with the murder of Bloemfontein businessman, Louis Siemens,...

#PrellerSquareShooting: Trial delayed by tech glitches, new docs

Technological glitches and a stack of documents took centre stage on what was supposed to be the first day of crime analyst Karin Jacobs’...

#PrellerSquareShooting: Murder trial begins

The long-awaited five-week trial looking into the murder of Bloemfontein businessman, Louis Siemens, begins today in the Free State High Court. Ten men were arrested...

State withdraws charges against health official in Siemens case

The state confirms it has withdrawn corruption and murder charges against a legal adviser at the Free State Health Department in connection with the...

FS EMS will not be escorted by SAPS despite attacks

The Free State Health Department says despite the recent attacks on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel by gang members, the crew will not...

Investigation update into Bfn mental hospital expected

The Free State Health Department will shed light on the outcomes of its investigation into maladministration allegations against the management of the province’s biggest...

Maternity staff at FS hospital embarks on strike action

Staff in the maternity ward of the Katleho District Hospital in Virginia have lost their patience with hospital management’s inaction in dealing with overcrowding...

UFS advises intern doctors not to report for duty at dangerous...

The health department has tried to intervene after an attempted rape and armed robbery at the notorious hospital in Bloemfontein. The Free State health department...

Security tightened after #PelonomiAttack

The situation at Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein is continuing to normalise. The OFM News team was at the hospital with security appearing to tighten some...

Pelonomi management to address staff’s safety concerns following attempted rape

The Pelonomi Hospital staff in Bloemfontein want management to prioritise their safety following the attempted rape of a young doctor at the facility just...

FS Health to give clarity on bus clinic dilemma

The Free State Health Department will this week provide clarity on the six bus clinics parked at the psychiatric facility in Bloemfontein. Department spokesperson, Mondli...

Strained FS Health Department pushes back upgrades

The financially strained Free State Health Department has pushed back refurbishments and upgrades at some of its major facilities to 2018/19. This is according to...

FSHealthCrisis: ‘Department making slow but steady progress’

The Free State Health Department is making slow, but steady progress towards improving health care in the province. This is according to Chairperson of Parliament’s...

Staff shortages at Pelonomi far from resolved

Issues over staff shortages at Pelonomi Hospital’s embattled maternity ward in Bloemfontein are far from resolved, with still only 8 nurses being hired at...

Free State’s Pelonomi Hospital gets 26 nurses to fill 91 posts

The Free State health department says it is attending to all issues within the Pelonomi Hospital, despite allegations that patients have been left in...

#FShealthCrisis: FS health reacts to depot troubles

The Free State Health Department says they will look into the demands of disgruntled health officials at the provincial medical depot in Bloemfontein. This comes...

#FSHealthCrisis: Services at Pelonomi’s maternity ward come to a halt

The Free State Health Department says MEC Montsheng Tsiu will soon engage nurses at Pelonomi Hospital's maternity ward over challenges they are currently experiencing. This...