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Nursing students relocated due to rundown housing

Students of the Free State School of Nursing (FSSON) contacted Bloemfontein Courant over complaints about the deteriorating conditions of their housing at the National...

Sewage floods maternity ward at National Hospital

The stench of sewage was unbearable at the maternity ward of the National District Hospital late on Friday affecting the important first moments between...

Doctor bites off man’s tongue during attempted rape

A female doctor at Pelenomi Hospital in Bloemfontein bit off a man’s tongue as he attempted to rape her while she was sleeping in...

Swift action to put out hospital flames

Three fire engines and 15 firefighters were dispatched to the National District Hospital to put out a fire on Monday afternoon. The fire had...

Free State welcomes 16 Christmas babies

The Free State Province welcomed a total of sixteen new born babies on Christmas day. Mothers at the Boitumelo Hospital in Kroonstad were surprised...

Details on controversial stem cell treatment in FS hospital still unclear

Expectations that the new Free State Health MEC Butana Komphela is going to release details about the controversial stem cell treatment at Pelonomi Hospital...

New hospital might face shortage of medical staff

The new multimillion-rand Albert Nzula-hospital in Trompsburg might face a serious shortage of medical staff even before it opens its doors. The Free State Health...

SAHRC Report on FS Health could be out soon

A marathon investigation by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) into service delivery problems of Free State Health is finally completed. This follows after...

Parliament’s health committee concludes FS oversight

The Portfolio Committee on Health conducted a two-day oversight visit to the Thabo Mofutsanyana District in the Free State. The Committee visited two hospitals, the...

Top stories this week

Here are the top stories for Bloemfontein Courant from 29 August 2016 – 5 September 2016. Click on the link to open the relevant story Schoolgirls'...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rape survivor testifies at Health enquiry

Mandy van Tonder testified at the Treatment Action Campaign's enquiry into the state of health services in the Free State that was held at the campus of the University of the Free State last week. PHOTOS: OWEN KOCK

Whistleblowing doctors’ accounts of what is happening at FS hospitals

Elevators break down regularly at Free State hospitals.

More mothers must breastfeed

LERATO LELIA More mothers in South Africa need to breastfeed their infants. This is according to the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) which has partnered with...