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Doing Community Service at Mosvold Hospital?

Mosvold is one of five hospitals in what is known, for some reason, as the Bethesda complex. The Department of Health, allocates community doctors to the complex, and then the allocation within the complex hospitals is done locally (and sometimes hurriedly). The other hospitals in the complex are Hlabisa, Bethesda, Manguzi and Mseleni. Doctors who have made contact with hospitals before the allocation is done have a good chance of being given their preferred choice, so a little research is in the interests of prospective community service doctors. 

Mosvold Hospital, being situated on top of the Lebombo Mountains, enjoys a cooler climate than that endured by some of our colleagues. New tarred roads mean that Sodwana Bay is now only 90 minutes drive. Support for community service doctors is expected to be as good as that anywhere in the province, with the Medical Manager, 3 CMOs, 1 PMO and 3 SMOs all having worked at the hospital for at least 18 months. For the past 5 years one of the community service doctors has assumed the post of Medical Officer for a period following completion of the community service year which suggests that others have found their community service year rewarding.


Dr Johannes Marais tells of his experience as a CSO at Mosvold



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