Durban’s Chatsmed Hospital Wards Catch Alight, Patients Evacuated

Hospitalised patients had to be hastily evacuated early Sunday morning from the Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital after several wards caught alight.

Emergency responders, including Emer-G-Med, Netcare911, Blue Security, EThekwini Fire and Rescue Services were on the scene.

Numerous emergency personnel were also attended to the fire at the 215-bed hospital in Chatsworth, south of Durban.

At least nine patients were transferred to other medical facilities.

“Reports from the scene are that a fire broke out in one of the wards leading to an evacuation,” said Emer-G-Med.

“No injuries were sustained, however, considerable damage was caused by the fire.”