Johannesburg - Operating theatres at the Helen Joseph Hospital, west of Johannesburg, are now functioning normally and surgical operations have resumed, the Gauteng Health Department said on Wednesday.
“Non-emergency surgical operations had to be re-scheduled earlier to allow contractors to do maintenance work on the boilers,” spokesperson Simon Zwane said in a statement.
Repairs were finished late on Wednesday afternoon enabling the hospital to open all the theatres and resume all non-emergency surgical operations.
Earlier on Wednesday, Zwane said a contractor started to fix boilers on Tuesday and was expected to complete the work by the end of the week.
Only emergency operations were being carried out at the hospital.