15/09/2012 - CPUT Alcohol Abuse Awareness & EMS & Patient Rights Projects

GOTG in partnership with CPUT EMS, paramedic students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) held two workshops at Silukhanyo Primary School hall in Asanda Village, Strand, on Saturday 15 September 2012. The first workshop started at 10am and ended at 2pm, this was to advise the public about the adverse health and social consequences of alcohol abuse.

It was attended by about 150 people, including community members and learners from Silukhanyo Primary School and SAPS Lwandle. The paramedic students made presentations and interacted actively with the audience, and this was followed by an input from a representative of Alcoholics Anonymous. Gift of the Givers catered for the event, and Cats radio provided the public address system.

The second workshop, Emergency Medical Services and Patient Rights, started at 2.30pm and ended at 5pm. This workshop was attended by 100 community members of Asanda Village, Strand, who shared significant concerns about health service delivery in this workshop. A guest speaker from METRO ambulance services addressed the event, followed by the students providing information about important legal and policy documents such as the Patients' Rights Charter and the Batho Pele policy document. In the discussion which followed, important issues were raised by community members, including long waiting times for health services and accounts of insensitivity of health workers in relation to incidents of domestic violence.

Gift of the Givers provides meals & refreshments to the community of Asanda Village in Strand, Western Cape.

  • 250 Muffin & Biscuit Packs
  • 227 Sandwich Packs
  • 250 Soft Drinks
  • 250 Fruit Packs
  • Tea & Coffee

Total Project Value: R5 923.12

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