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Success Stories

VUYA Foundation focuses on assisting those of our communities who need that bit of assistance to achieve their goals. These goals usually focus on improving their standard of living, completing or furthering their education, and helping other’s in their families or communities.

In our success stories section we will share with you some of the stories of those we at VUYA Foundation have assisted or are still assisting with recognising their dreams.

We looked forward to sharing many more of these success stories with you going forward and updating you on developments around some of the success stories that we have already shared.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:39

VUYA Foundation Standing up for the Elderly at the Abdurahman Day Hospital, Kewtown, Athlone

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A well known Day Hospital in Cape Town recently came under the media spotlight when Reverend Arthur September wrote a letter to the Editor of the Cape Argus in early March 2012.

The Reverend highlighted the ongoing problem of the elderly patients having to stand and wait for hours outside the day hospital in the cold for the medication and to see a doctor. In his letter he described the way in which the elderly were treated as being disgusting".

Mrs Isaacs the chairperson of Vuya Foundation was moved into action by Reverend September's letter, since she agreed with his sentiments and was equally angered by the situation. She replied to his letter to the editor and her response was printed in the Cape Argus on the 28th of March 2012.

Following this, Vuya Foundation took up the charge to see what could be done to alleviate this challenge. After numerous meetings with the Department of Health, the construction of a covered waiting area at the Abdurahman Day Hospital in Kewtown was commissioned. By the end of August 2012 the waiting area will be in place with seating and security.

Once erected this waiting area will alleviate the situation and provide a dry seat for the elderly to wait in instead of standing out in the cold waiting for the hospital to open its doors.

Had Mrs Isaacs not fuelled the conversation about the elderly outside day hospital through her letter to the Editor and having put pressure on the department, this structure would have taken at least another year.

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