27 May 2019

Probe launched into fire at Suva's main hospital

3:53 pm on 27 May 2019

Fiji fire authorities are investigating a fire at the capital's public hospital on Sunday.

Patients were evacuated after the fire broke out in the boiler room of Suva's Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

Assistant healt minister Alexander O'Connor told local media most in the hospital's old wing were safely moved although no figure was given for the numbers evacuated.

100 police officers helped with the move.

The fire broke out during visiting time so relatives were also able to help sick people out of the building.

The Fiji Times reports some of the patients' family vented their anger over poor communication during the emergency.

The government says there were no one was injured during the incident.

It says some services will be impacted over the next few days but it will ensure no disruption to priority areas such as intensive care, operating theatres and labour wards.