In 1996 the Hospital Strategy Project produced a lengthy and detailed report based on year-long national consultations with government officials and other experts in South Africa. The report, which was commissioned by South Africa’s National Department of Health and funded by the European Union, set out ‘A Vision and Strategy for South Africa’s Public Hospitals.’
Fifteen years later, many of the Hospital Strategy Project’s recommendations remain pertinent, although some need to be updated in light of current circumstances.
Although the report is technically in the public domain, it is very difficult to access hard copies, let alone electronic versions. Over the coming weeks I will try to upload as many of the component parts of the report as I can access. Today I have uploaded Module 4 which deals with labour relations policy and management in hospitals (see links below): there has been considerable progress on this topic since the publication of the Hospital Strategy Project report so some of this module is likely to be considerably out of date. Unfortunately some of the components are missing as the original electronic files have been damaged.
If you use any information from these reports, please acknowledge the source:
Monitor Company, Health Partners International, Centre for Health Policy and National Labour and Economic Development Institute. 1996. Module 4: Labour Relations Policy and Management. In: Achieving equity, efficiency and accountability: a vision and strategy for South Africa’s public hospitals. Final report of the Hospital Strategy Project. Johannesburg: Monitor Company.
Contents of volume on Module 4: Labour Relations Policy and Management
– Labour Relations Policy and Management: Final Report Mod4LabourRelationsReport
– Outline of key problems and module hypotheses HYPOTHES
– Situation analysis
– Presentation to workshop on contracting out of hospital services
– National workshop on the decentralisation of hospital management
– Developments in public sector bargaining: presentation to the Hospital Coordinating Committee
– The changing nature of public service and labour relations: a presentation for public hospital managers and workers’ representatives
– Important memoranda to the Director-General