Nurse stabbed at Bara hospital

2012-06-22 16:00

Johannesburg - A nurse at Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital has been stabbed by her boyfriend at the hospital in Soweto, police said on Friday.

Captain Phephi Matlou-Mteto said the nurse was stabbed 10 times after her boyfriend approached her in the hospital on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear what caused the attack.

The nurse was taken to the Milpark Hospital where she was recovering.
Police were searching for her boyfriend.

Last weekend, a mentally ill man stabbed several people, including an intern doctor, in the same hospital.

The man, who was a patient at the hospital, apparently became aggressive and attacked the doctor and other patients.

  • Irene - 2012-06-22 16:05

    Nice people we share this country with.

  • Kala - 2012-06-22 16:09

    I remember a long time ago when hospitals were places you went to recover from injuries not sustain them. My how things have changed.

      Hugo - 2012-06-22 18:02

      actually you are mistaken.Maybe for you hospitals were safe in the past.Not Bara.Ask any Soweto resident about crime in the 70s and 80s and how criminals would brazenly walk into bara to finish off what they started.Some of this criminals had orange faces with bulbous noses and spoke with a thick dutch accent.They called themselves the SAP.

  • Lulama - 2012-06-22 16:10

    Sho! people are sick out there

  • stanley.millar7 - 2012-06-22 16:11

    Stabbed at Baragwanath Hospital and taken to Milpark, what does this say about the hospital.

      dianne.waller - 2012-06-22 16:13

      You took the words right out of my mouth :)

      kgaugelo.mashilo.9 - 2012-06-22 16:16

      Was gonna ask the same question!!! Why not admitted @bara Minister Motsoaledi must answer

      bamakhani - 2012-06-22 16:17

      No service at Bara. Im not surprised at all. That Hospital must be changed to Mortuary

      eradingoana - 2012-06-22 16:18

      This make it clear that the hospital is for the poor, those who have no choice for affordability. They don't trust its own Doctors because they are just all trainees.

      mtlhavanirecksons - 2012-06-22 16:20

      Lol, ada dan the stabbing thats the 2nd thng that captured my attention!

      EMPEROR.NKOSI - 2012-06-22 16:26

      Has anyone considered that the patient might have medical insurance that covers the cost of private healthcare? Or maybe that she. - herself requested to be taken to Milpark? Just a point to consider before we start slandering the public health system.

      Oom - 2012-06-22 16:44

      avatar sibusiso Its more like a ZOO than a hospital...

      EMPEROR.NKOSI - 2012-06-22 16:44

      @Sibusiso you are falsely mistaken sir. First of, Wits University does NOT run any hospital! State owned health institutions are managed by the government. Secondly,one of Wits's main teaching hospitals' is The now Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Auditorium (former Joburg Gen Hospital). Bara probably only accounts for 1 third of Wits' Medical Students. (I stand corrected)

      michael.portnoi - 2012-06-22 16:48

      @sibusiso.mkoko too bad you have to bring race into it. Does get me thinking

  • philani.goba - 2012-06-22 16:19

    why did they take her to Milpark why didnt they treat her in that hospital so she can also have a taste of the treatment they give people in public hospitals

      Kala - 2012-06-22 16:27

      Sibusiso - You spell like you got Grade 1. What's with all the violence Dude????

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-22 16:55

      Sibusiso you need to go back to school pal your spelling is very terrible, and you sound very angry and frustrated go and improve your academically skills it might open doors for you and reduce your anger

      Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-06-22 17:08

      And then he lectures people about academicALLY? skills, nice, Sbusiso u do need get rid of the anger dude geez

      puse.mabuza - 2012-06-22 17:24

      Yayi suka. Leave sibusiso alone, you all understood what he was conveying \ Masters of English\ nithanda kabi okucorrecta!

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-22 21:21

      You deserve to be a wealthy man I tell you

  • Boitu.m - 2012-06-22 16:20

    says much about the state of affairs at this infamaous healthcare facility... Even the nurses dont want to be treated there...

  • lukombo.cliff - 2012-06-22 16:27

    I guess she was taken to Milpark bcz she cn afford to have a medical aid and have a free choice to decide where to go for treatment.

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-22 17:42

      You think, whilst she's probably bleeding to death she's saying "Take me to Milpark"! Wtf?? They took her there because it's the best Trauma Hospital. Perhaps somebody there suggested it because they know it is?..!

  • Phillip du Plessis - 2012-06-22 16:30

    Did you ever think that maybe she is on a medical aid and therefor taken to Milpark private hospital??? duh!

      dianne.waller - 2012-06-22 16:39

      Irrespective, if I am stabbed 10 times, F@ck medical aid, I want to be treated ASAP.

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-22 17:39

      Milpark is the BEST trauma hospital in JHB. That's why. And they wouldn't take her unless she was stabilized guys!!

  • Phepishi - 2012-06-22 16:31

    This is crazy. but again why do they take her to another hospital?

      somikazi.pita - 2012-06-22 16:40

      She most probably has Medical aid.

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-22 17:38

      Milpark is the BEST trauma hospital in JHB. Is it a problem she's getting great health care?? Wouldn't you want the same?

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-06-22 16:55

    Taken to private hospital,okay point taken she has medical aid. What if she died on her way there, then what? Nurse your life comes first,okay.

      Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-06-22 17:11

      They probably stabilised her first?

      Thapz Peteke - 2012-06-22 17:11

      have u ever considered dt she was stabilized first b4 taking 2anada hospital?dey won endanger her health like dt n i think she made dt choice 2go 2 anada hospital,dey didn ttake dt decision 4her

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-22 17:36

      They wouldn't have moved her without stabilizing her first. I know. Been there, done that. They wouldn't risk it!!

      Irene - 2012-06-22 18:59

      Thapz ~ You obviously can spell, so stop being lazy.

  • Thapz Peteke - 2012-06-22 17:15

    poor nurse,security is incompetent de,m a nurse n i won 1 2b treated at my place of work 4a simple reason dt i wwud need peace of mind while recovering,at yo own workplace yo collegues,yo friends,boshwashwi,n d whole lot,so at a private institute only doz who r really close 2me will come n will b doing dt after work!just saying

      Irene - 2012-06-22 19:00

      If you want people to understand what you're saying, trying spelling properly, otherwise you're just wasting your time.

  • Catherine Leah - 2012-06-22 17:27

    It's so boring how people have to turn it into a Black and White problem. We don't know where she was stabbed do we? Arm, torso, leg etc. Maybe it wasn't critical? Maybe the other hospital has the exact facilities she needed! And if she's paying medical aid then hell gets your money's worth.

  • babalwa.nogwanya - 2012-06-22 18:00

    Basic care !!! , why allow a mentally ill to eat with knife and fork and no supervision ?? Ne.

  • zee.cnxn - 2012-06-22 18:51

    Why was she moved to another hospital instead of being treated where the incidence happened?

  • Moent - 2012-06-22 19:52

    Barbarians t it again!

  • samuelk.mohlakoana - 2012-06-22 20:50

    No i dont think it matters wher she ws taken to bcoz she has med aid nd thats her private decision and de right to choose. Any way that security company qualify to b banned from that hospital. And this boyfriend is a stupid one as no single motive dat drove him to do dat in a public place of people suffering. Policemen nd women dat man deserve to stay in a free accomodation food,free water nd electricity

  • Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-22 21:15

    Well Done ANC are happy you happy now? You've left the future generations with nothing? By taking the nurse to Milpark you've siad you cant run a hospital, the same hospital you took that nurse to iss owned by white's the same white's you want out. By kicking white's out things will get a little ''Ghetto'' here. Thanks alot ANC wow.

      EMPEROR.NKOSI - 2012-06-24 09:35

      A round of applause for your marvellous grammar. You oat to be proud of your incoherent reasoning Cuteandbronzed?.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-22 22:24

    Give the oke a farm and hopefully it will stab goats and not people.

  • Biiza M Herbert - 2012-06-22 23:12

    y a u pple mking noise bt whr e nurse was treƀted.bloody fools

  • naledi.kutoane - 2012-06-23 02:22

    Stupid ppl wanna b all political abt ds matter....she was taken to milpark cos she can afford to n she chose to b treated at a pvt hospital....m a nurse at bara n i jus dnt c maslf slpn in ma work place cos its a public place whre my my colleagues can walk in a out at anytym,my neighbour possibly slpn on a bed next to myn.Its nt abt ANC or black and white,its abt choice.\r\nNone of us knw wat hpnd,yes she was stabbed at hospital n mayb stabilised n den transferred to wer shez gna b comfortable....poor lady can afford to at a place of comfort.

  • mulalo.musenwa - 2012-11-04 18:18

    why the nurse were taken to Milpark hospital instead of Bara???

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