Some ‘fly­by­night’ carers don’t care

On 13 October the Allied Nursing Association of South Africa (Anasa) held its annual cocktail event at the Durbanville golf club. Members of Anasa who operate as temporary employment services (TES) in the health care industry, sponsored their clients to attend. Stakeholders in the health care industry were invited, as well as representatives from private and public hospitals in the Western Cape.

The national administration and communications manager of Anasa, Leigh-Ann Georgiev, presented Anasa’s role in the health care industry to the delegates and highlighted the importance of utilising Anasa agencies to ensure that they meet minimum compliance criteria across the sector. “There are a number of ‘fly-by-night’ nursing agencies who are damaging the reputation
of compliant TES agencies,” Georgiev said. “Anasa’s primary objectives are to ensure legal compliance of its members.

These requirements are validated through criteria for membership, which can be viewed at www.anasa.org.za,” she said. Speakers included Liezl Groenewald from the Ethics Institute of South Africa,
who presented on the controversial topic of “Ethics in the Nursing Sector”.

“She unpacked a number of case study situations that the audience analysed,” Georgiev said. Yolanda Walsh from Mediclinic also presented on “perspectives on quality of nursing and its impact on patient safety and the nursing profession”.

From left are Donald McMillan (Anasa national chairperson), LeighAnn Georgiev (administrator), Snoekie MabenaSaleh (vicechairperson) and Peter Solomons (Western Cape regional chairperson).

The event was well supported by the health care community and offered a wealth of information for all stakeholders involved in this sector, she added.

For more about Anasa, contact Leigh­Ann Georgiev
on  083 444 9227  or  info@anasa.org.za.

Article Link: https://ahasa.org/images/pdf/TygerBurger-TB18112015-.pdf