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Hospital hit by flood

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital

A corroded pipe in the Gosling Ward area caused a flood at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this morning, impacting a number of areas, including Maternity and Emergency.

Work was quickly undertaken by the hospitals’ Facility Department to identify the cause and stop the flood and the Fire Service were called to assist.

Emergency patients were temporarily diverted from the usual Emergency entrance to use the ambulance entrance nearby while the clean up was completed.

“No services were closed due to the flood and no evacuations were required, although access to Emergency temporarily changed,” said a hospital spokesperson “

“Security personnel were available to direct people who need to access the hospital. The hospital would like to thank the Fire Service for their assistance, and recognise the hard work of the Facility and Housekeeping staff who have worked tirelessly to deal with the leak and clean the hospital so that it is safe for clinical care.”

• Meanwhile, BELCO have reported numerous weather-related outages scattered across the Island with foliage coming into contact with overhead lines.

“Crews are out and working to make repairs. To report an outage or get updates, please call 955,” said a BELCO spokesperson.