Denosa to give govt time to outline safety measures for nurses

The union has suspended its deadline to withdraw some of its members working in some areas of KwaZulu-Natal.

Nurses Week starts today. Dozens of nurses at Helen Joseph Hospital are celebrating each other. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa says it will give government more time to outline its safety measures for its members working in vulnerable areas.

The union has suspended its deadline to withdraw some of its members working in some areas of KwaZulu-Natal after the initial deadline of 31 August.

Their statement came shortly after the hijacking and abandoning of three senior female nurses in a remote area in Empangeni last month.

Provincial secretary Cassim Lekhoathi says, "It is our view that we want to give the process a chance so that we can hear what they have to say in terms of what plans and measures are they going to take to ensure and also guarantee that our members are safe."