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nursing thumb medium90 93The Citizen reports that a qualified nurse has obtained an urgent court order forcing the Gauteng health department to place her at the clinic of her choice for her year of community service.  

With the help of trade union Solidarity, Dané Hertz approached the High Court in Pretoria after being given the run-around with her placement since November last year.  Although the department initially indicated it would oppose her application, no opposing papers were filed and a settlement was reached, which the judge confirmed as a court order on Tuesday.  The department was given 30 days to place Hertz at the OR Tambo Clinic in Johannesburg, which is just eight kilometres from hertz’s house.  Anton van der Bijl of Solidarity’s centre for fair labour practices said:  “We’re flooded with doctors and nurses with similar problems and we’re very happy about the precedent set by this matter for future cases.”


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