Video: Emergency room burnout

Part three in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

By Adel Van Niekerk

21 April 2022

Dr Suhayl Essa was on duty at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital’s emergency room when a fire destroyed part of the hospital in April 2021. Since then he and his colleagues have been rotating between different hospitals across Gauteng, dealing with a dysfunctional health system.