Western Cape Health and Wellness authorities say they’re still assessing the damage following the fire at Vredendal Hospital.

Matzikama fire fighters responded to scene at about 03h00 on Sunday the 29th of May.

Patients and staff members were temporarily evacuated.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

Health and Wellness MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo is expected to visit the facility on Wednesday.

The department’s Leensie Lötter says the hospital remains open.
“In line with the hospital’s fire emergency plan, all wards and the emergency centre were evacuated. Patients at Wards A & C and the emergency centre returned to the wards once it was declared safe for occupation by Fire & Rescue Services. Patients who were treated in Ward B will now be accommodated in a newly renovated ward at the hospital that was not affected by the fire”.