On Tuesday, 05 July 2022 security personnel reported that there was smoke that seemed to be coming from one of the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital structures. City of Joburg fire fighters immediately responded to the situation and managed to contain the fire which was confined to a small section of the level two parking.
Head of Communications Motalatale Modiba says the level two parking is one of the areas that was affected by the April 2021 fire and is currently under scaffolding and not accessible to the public or staff except for construction people.
Modiba says upon assesment of the situation clinicians onsite together with the facility’s head of disaster made a call that the situation did not warrant for patients to be evacuated as the smoke from the fire was not high risk for inhalation. Services at the facility continue to be rendered as normal.
Furthermore the situation is currently being closely monitored by the multidisciplinary team that is on site and the cause of the fire is being investigated.