St Francis, Boksburg, 24 July 2012

Theresa Bossert of the AIDS Office visited St Francis Care Centre, Boksburg, 24 July 2012. She assisted finance staff with year end checks, backups and physical year end procedure on Pastel.  After this she met with with Sr Winnie Dlamini, the Sister in charge of the ART clinic. Sr Winnie has a great reputation for  being motivational and inspirational and her presence at St Francis has wonderfully influenced the atmosphere after some recent staff moves.

Sr Winnie and the Doctor had attended some TB training with the North Rand DoH and  they were introduced to the GenXpert machine.  She has also been busy with in-house refreshers, going through the Government ARV guidelines, TB screening refreshers, and a focus on adherence counselling. She also attended a general HAST meeting.

The electronic Patient Data System is working well. Sr Winnie has learned a lot and made it her business to know what information the PDS can produce to assist her in managing the clinic.

Sr Winnie recognises that building the relationship with the Department of Health is crucial to the future of St Francis continuing as a ARV clinic.