Gauteng: no one at hospital to admit badly hurt man

2010-08-26 00:00

IT took Gauteng paramedics almost two hours yesterday to have a man with critical head injuries admitted to hospital.

They were first sent away from a nearby hospital on being told after being told there was no one there to see to the man.

Werner Vermaak of ER24 said the man fell two metres from the back of a truck that he was offloading in Vanderbijlpark.

He said the man was barely breathing when the paramedics arrived and he was deteriorating rapidly.

He was eventually admitted to Chris Hani-Baragwanath in Soweto to be treated for severe head injuries. The team that treated him there were mostly volunteers, Vermaak said. The man was in a critical condition last night.

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