The adult and children’s emergency rooms at Hospital São Luiz (Morumbi Unit) remain closed this Friday (12) due to the fire that occurred last Thursday (11), which resulted in the death of a 94-year-old patient
According to the hospital, outpatient consultations at the Medical Center will take place normally this Friday (12). “Some floors of the building have already been released and hospitalized patients continue to receive care, as well as urgent and exceptional cases,” said the note. To date, 68 patients have been transferred to other hospital units.
The unit also informed that it is working with the authorities to determine the cause of the electrical outage.
The São Luiz Hospital press office did not inform which units were referred.
Due to the incident, patients, companions and staff were forced to leave the place in a hurry. A 94-year-old patient suffered cardiac arrest while moving and died.
According to the hospital, a breakdown in electronic equipment ended up generating smoke, which affected the operation of two intensive care units.
“We regret the death of the patient and are providing full assistance to her family,” the hospital said in a statement.
According to the Fire Department, there was smoke at the scene, but no fires. Firefighters carried out a sweep of the hospital to identify if there was a fire anywhere in the unit.
Patients on stretchers, wheelchairs and wearing hospital clothes were taken outside the health unit.
Hospital São Luiz is part of Rede D’Or, which had a net profit in the 3rd quarter of 2023 of more than R$706 million. In 2022, a maternity unit at the hospital was opened with an investment of more than R$500 million.
Recently, the network also hired several specialists -who became known during the Covid pandemic-, such as infectious disease doctor David Uip, former Secretary of Health in São Paulo, and cardiologist Ludhmila Hajjar, known as the “doctor to the stars”, who work at the Vila Nova Star unit, in São Paulo. The project has 90 beds and received an investment of R$350 million.