Private hospital group Netcare has once again warned that with the healthcare system heavily reliant on a nursing workforce of above the age of 50 and not bringing in new nurses, this is becoming a societal challenge that needs to be addressed urgently.

Chair Mark Bower in a letter to shareholders published in Netcare’s annual report on Monday said the worsening shortage of qualified nurses in SA should be a concern at all levels of society, not only for healthcare service providers...

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