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We wish the Registrar a full recovery

21 January 2015   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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In the middle of last year, the Registrar  of the SACQSP, Mr Steve Lyons, was diagnosed with a very rare and odd disease call Myasthenia Gravis which is a neuromuscular condition that shows up as “stroke-like” symptoms.

This required that Steve undergo open chest surgery, lengthy hospitalisation and him having to take a myriad of drugs to halt the symptoms. Initially he scaled back his workload and worked from home whilst recuperating. In early November, Council took the decision to ensure 100% rest for him, and between the Council members and the management staff, they assumed all his functions. The doctors advise that his condition has stabilised and now it is a slow 12 – 18 month recovery period to regain most of his physical and mental abilities.

The office of the Registrar continues to operate normally; in the first quarter of 2015 they are expanding the office space and have invested in sophisticated video and telecommunication facilities to enable them to operate more efficiently. They will be engaging additional personnel to speed up various processes that have been identified as problem bottlenecks, plus will be engaging additional legal resources to expedite disciplinary matters.

 


 

Comments...

asaqs subscriber says...
Posted 01 February 2015
Best wishes to Steve for a full and speedy recovery John Powell
Londiwe Cele says...
Posted 23 January 2015
Please get well soon Mr Steve!