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  • Chatsworth’s Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital gutted by fire

    Chatsworth’s Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital gutted by fire

    Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital had to be evacuated after wards were gutted by fire in the early hours of Sunday, 5 June 2022.  

    A number of emergency personnel as well as the eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services were at the hospital in Chatsworth, South of Durban.


    According to Emer-G-Med, reports from the scene were that a fire broke out in one of the wardsat Life Chatsmed Gardens leading to an evacuation.

    “No injuries were sustained, however considerable damage was caused by the fire. An official statement will be issued by the hospital in due course.” 

    Firefighters on scene. Photo: Emer-G-Med

    This is a developing story.


    On Monday, this week, patients at the Steve Biko Academic facility had to be moved from their wards due to a fire that broke out.

     A number of temporary structures – including storage areas, isolation units, and triage tents – were damaged by the blaze.

    The Gauteng Health Department confirmed the incident.

    “The Gauteng Department of Health can confirm that a fire broke out at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in the early hours of Monday 30 May. The fire, which affected temporary structures at the facility, was successfully put out by workers.”

    “Thankfully, there were no casualties to report. Eighteen patients and one corpse had to be moved as a safety precaution. The fire broke out at around 1:20, in a temporary storage area used for COVID-19 medical waste and an in-transit corpse area.”

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