Some units at the Tygerberg Hospital have been closed, following the discovery of high level non-compliance with Covid19 regulations.
On Monday, the Labour department inspected the hospital, following a complaint from a nursing union.
Inspectors found a lack of PPEs as well as no social distancing and sanitation – considering that the employees work extensively with covid19 patients.
It was discovered that the hospital didn’t have a risk assessment plan to minimise the risk of workers being infected with the coronavirus.
Provincial Chief Inspector, David Esau who led his team, says four areas are currently closed.
” The prohibition notices were issued for the following areas: kitchen, engineering, the HR unit and store rooms. This was mainly due to the failure of management to follow the correct procedure once a positive case has been identified”.
Esau added that the units will operate again once they’re satisfied that the protocols have been followed