Patient Dies After Hospital Bed Catches Fire On Christmas Eve


A cancer patient has sadly died after a fire at a ward in a Dublin hospital on Christmas Eve. The elderly man who was in his 80s, died as a result of the injuries he received in the fire at St Luke’s Hospital in Rathgar.

A number of other patients received treatment following the incident. The independent reports that the fire may have been started by a cigarette. An investigation has now been launched by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

A Garda spokeswoman confirmed that the fire occurred at around 5.30am on Monday morning and the scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

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