The Newcastle community’s thoughts and prayers are with Dr Burnie Burnard, a beloved obstetrician and gynaecologist within the town. This follows the doctor being viciously attacked by a dog on Tuesday afternoon, 15 December 2020 while Dr Burnard was taking a walk.
The incident took place at approximately 5 pm in Oak Street, Arbor Park. According to speculations from a source who wishes to remain anonymous, the dog in question has a violent history as it has allegedly bitten off another person’s finger.
Moreover, it is believed that the dog belongs to a municipal official. Although at this point in time, this allegation could not be confirmed at the time of publication.
Following the attack, the doctor was taken to the Mediclinic Newcastle Emergency Unit where he was stabilised and subsequently transferred to a private hospital in Durban—where he underwent emergency surgery. At the moment his condition is stable.
Pixelfish Marketing and the Newcastillian – Online News extends its thoughts and prayers to both Dr Burnard and his family during this difficult time.
Authors: Quinton Boucher and Calvin Swemmer
Edited: Calvin Swemmer