Theatre, wards and patient records destroyed in Christiana Hospital fire

Patients were earlier evacuated from the hospital and no injuries or deaths were reported.

North West MEC Madoda Sambatha (left) at the Christiana Hospital on 8 September 2021 to assess the level of damage caused by a fire on the same day. Picture: @NorthWestDOH/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The operational areas of the Christiana Hospital in the North West which include wards, patient records and the theatre have been destroyed in Wednesday’s fire.

Patients were earlier evacuated from the hospital and no injuries or deaths were reported.

Officials responded to the hospital fire as another blaze was being investigated at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A total of 18 patients were successfully moved from Christiana Hospital to neighbouring health facilities.

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Chairperson of the health and social development portfolio committee in the provincial legislature, Gavin Edward, described the blaze as devastating.

“It’s very devastating, especially for that community. I think it’s very tragic to lose such a resource in that area.”

Meanwhile, authorities in Mahikeng are looking into the cause of a fire at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel where it's understood that Deputy Agriculture Minister Rosemary Capa was among the guests staying there.

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