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Authorities assess Tembisa Hospital after ceiling collapse

A part of the ceiling at the labour ward collapsed last week, injuring an employee.

Tembisa Hospital. Picture: health.gpg.gov.za

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Health Department says an assessment on a ceiling that collapsed at the Tembisa Hospital is being conducted.

A part of the ceiling at the labour ward collapsed last week, injuring an employee.

The worker was treated at the hospital.

The department's Khutso Rebothata confirmed that assessments are being conducted.

“Refurbishments or repairs will take place. I think they are now in the final stages and we anticipate repairs will be completed soon.”

In the same week, the ceiling of a bathroom at a maternity ward at Pholosong Hospital in Tsakane caved in.

The damage was repaired immediately. It is understood that operations are back to normal.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)