Mediclinic has thanked emergency and supporting services for containing a fire that broke out in one of their medical facilities this week.
MEDICLINIC PANORAMA FIRE CONTAINED BY EMERGENCY SERVICES
“Mediclinic Panorama would like to thank all the supporting services for their efficient support towards ensuring the localised fire at our facility was quickly brought under control.”Mediclinic Corporate Communication
HOSPITAL RELEASES A STATEMENT ABOUT THE INCIDENT
Mediclinic Panorama confirmed the localised fire in a statement.
The statement read:
At approximately 7:40am on Thursday, 6 October 2022 a fire broke out within the kitchen of the coffee shop at Mediclinic Panorama. Emergency services were quickly on the scene, and the fire was brought under control with a minor flare-up after the initial fire.
“We can confirm that no patients were injured, while one staff member received minor injuries, and two were treated for smoke inhalation,” the statement read.
It continued: “To ensure the safety of our patients, various wards in the vicinity of the fire were temporarily evacuated and patients have since been returned to their units. We would like to thank all the supporting services for their efficient support towards ensuring that the situation was swiftly brought under control”.
Lou Pistorius, a Perinatologist at Panorama Mediclinic reflected on the incident on Facebook.
She said: “Well done, everyone. Many things impressed me. The calm and efficiency with which this was approached, the good spirits and acceptance of everyone who was inconvenienced, and then the aftercare – there was still a smell of smoke in the air, and people were carting trolleys around to replace the used fire extinguishers, by this morning the ceiling close to the affected secondary fire already repaired and painted, the carpets washed; thank you for the grace that the fire did not get out of control”.