Horror hospital’s list of shame

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l June 2012: A patient, 27, from a psychiatric ward at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital stabbed five patients and a doctor. The man allegedly stole a pair of suturing scissors from a trolley and hid them. He apparently stabbed the five before an intern, who at the time was setting up a drip, intervened and was stabbed in the hand.

l June 2011: Senzosenkosi Mkhize, 27, a junior doctor at Middelburg Hospital was stabbed in the chest by a patient. A security guard who tried to stop the patient from fleeing was stabbed in the hand.

l August 2007: A Wits medical student was raped when she walked from the blood bank while running errands at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.


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