More claims against Eerste River Hospital

Further allegations of negligence have emerged against Eerste River Hospital.

State hospitals are under the spotlight.

CAPE TOWN - Further damning allegations of negligence have emerged involving the Eerste River Hospital.

In April, a former doctor at the facility claimed patients were dying unnecessarily because of poor levels of service.

Another whistle blower has now come forward alleging that a patient died recently due to negligence by hospital staff.

He said that nurses and doctors may have bungled in trying to resuscitate the patient.

The person said the patient eventually passed away.

"After about two hours they had a successful resuscitation. But later the patient crashed again and when they tried to resuscitate him once again, it was unsuccessful."

Director-General of the National Health Department, Precious Matsoso, said the ongoing claims were worrying.

"It is obviously not acceptable. This is negligence."