Staff and patients at Radie Kotze hospital will be evacuated from the facility with immediate effect due to serious concerns regarding the state of the roof of the main building, the Western Cape Government Health said in a statement on Tuesday (12 October).
The directorate for Facilities and Infrastructure Management of Western Cape Government Health advised the hospital’s management to prepare for urgent evacuation, following a recent inspection by engineers and architects of the directorate. The inspection was part of a routine inspection for a planned renovation and refreshment project of the hospital upon which the poor state of the roof’s structure was detected.
The West Coast district management team was notified of the potential danger posed by the current structure and will be evacuating the affected areas accordingly. This includes the emergency centre of the facility and arrangements will be made to accommodate emergency care in a safe part of the facility as soon as possible.