To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Thursday, 01 June 2023

Health Minister to announce the new Health Ombud

Pretoria: Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla will tomorrow (Friday, 02 June) announce the new Health Ombud to succeed Prof Malekgapuru Makgoba whose term of office came to an end on the 31st of May 2023.

The Health Ombud is an independent body established in terms of the National Health Amendment Act of 2013, with responsibility to protect and promote the health and safety of users of health services by considering, investigating, and disposing of complaints in the national health system relating to non-compliance with prescribed norms and standards.

The Health Ombud is appointed on non-renewable term of seven years.

Minister Phaahla will use this opportunity to reflect on some of the highlights of Prof Makgoba’s work during his term of office.

Members of the media are invited to attend the briefing scheduled as follows:

Date: Friday, 02 June 2023
Time: 10h00
Venue: Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

For media enquiries, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
Health Departmental Spokesperson

Mr Doctor Tshwale
Spokesperson for Health Minister
063 657 8487