Question NW1533 to the Minister of Health

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28 November 2019 - NW1533

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What number of (a) public health facilities throughout the Republic provide oncology treatment and (b) the specified facilities has he found to possess the necessary equipment to provide oncology services; (2) what are the details of the lack in oncology treatment in each province, as reflected in the National Cancer Registry?

Reply:

1. ‚Äč(a)-(b)      There are Twenty (20) hospitals in the Public Service that provide oncology services as reflected in the table below.

 

Facility

Chemo-therapy

Radiation Oncology

Paediatric Oncology

Frere Hospital

X

X

X

Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

X

 

 

Livingstone Hospital

X

X

X

Universitas Hospital

X

X

X

Steve Biko Hospital

X

X

X

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

X

X

X

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

 

 

X

Dr George Mukhari Hospital

X

 

 

Greys Hospital

X

X

X

Addington Hospital

X

X

 

Ngwelezane Hospital

X

 

 

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

X

X

 

 

Facility

Chemo-therapy

Radiation Oncology

Paediatric Oncology

Polokwane Hospital

X

X

X

Rob Ferreira Hospital

X

 

 

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital

X

X

X

Tygerberg Hospital

X

X

 

Groote Schuur Hospital

X

X

 

George Hospital

X

X

 

Red Cross Hospital

 

 

X

Klerksdorp Hospital

X

X

 

2. The details of the lack in oncology treatment in each province is not reflected in the National Cancer Registry. The National Cancer Registry is a pathology based registry which registers cancer incidence and not the status of treatment for cancer. 

Waiting times at selected hospitals such as Frere Hospital, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Livingstone Hospital, Polokwane Hospital ranges between 6 to 8 weeks.  In Tygerberg, Groote Schuur and Universitas Hospitals the waiting times are between 12-14 weeks.

The National Department of Health are currently conducting an audit on cancer services and details will be made available on completion of audit.

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