Johannesburg - Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa has withdrawn its members from night shift duties at the Phola Park Community Healthcare Centre in Ekurhuleni.
Speaking to ENCA, DENOSA Ekurhuleni region spokesperson Lebo Khumalo said the decision to withdraw their members came after an incident on Sunday where a patient was attacked at the healthcare facility.
It is alleged that three men entered the facility carrying knives and searched for a man who had been stabbed, and went room to room, damaging property in the progress.
Khumalo said the staff at the facility felt unsafe after the incident. They said similar incidents in the past had raised the alarm.
According to Khumalo, the union wants its members to work from 7am to 7pm, to ensure their safety.