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An evaluation of access to health care : Gugulethu Community Health Clinic
The purpose of this study was to examine the problem of access to health care centres in the Western Cape and to forward recommendations that will improve access to health care facilities in the Western Cape. The first objective of the study was to identify trends in primary health care looking at Nigeria, with the view of learning lessons of experience. Secondly, the study provided an overview of the South African health care system. The study further examined the problems around access to Gugulethu Community Health Clinic. The research objectives were directly linked to the composition of chapters. The study utilised a mixed-method approach of quantitative and qualitative approaches. This method is called multi-method approach. The purpose of combining the two approaches was to understand the research problem from a subjective and objective point of view, as well as to provide an in-depth understanding of a research topic, which led to more reliable research results. Data collection was acquired by utilising a structured questionnaire and personal observations. Two groups of respondents participated in the study inter alia: the patients and the staff of Gugulethu Community Health Clinic.
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