Kudjip hospital shuts doors following attack

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The National- Friday, January 14, 2011


THE Kudjip Nazerene Hospital in Western Highlands has closed its doors.

The action stemmed from an attack last Thursday evening where a nursing sister had her arm chopped off by an intruder.

Reports said all the in-patients had packed up and left the hospital grounds.

Hospital administrator Dr Scott Dooley said in a statement yesterday that the Kudjip Nazerene facility would remain closed until the suspect was arrested and prosecuted.

Dooley said the security and safety of his staff was important.

He said a male intruder had approached the nurse last Thursday evening and demanded that she go with him. When she refused, the man slashed her with a bush knife.

Police were also investigating.