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Portsmouth hospital release statement following burst water pipe

Portsmouth hospital issues statement following flood from burst water pipe


Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth has today issued a statement following a burst water pipe which caused mass disruption to outpatient appointments today.

This morning (7 Jan) we declared a major incident following a significant water leak within clinical areas of the ground floor.

The water supply was turned off to a significant portion of our site while the cause was identified and infrastructure challenges rectified.

No patients or staff were harmed and we were able to relocate patients safely to other areas of the hospital.

Throughout the day we have been working to test the water supply and ensure the areas affected have been fully cleaned and repaired.

Due to the success of this work, we’re pleased to share we’ve now been able to stand down the major incident.

If you are due to attend the hospital for an appointment or procedure from tomorrow (Sat 8 Jan) please attend as usual, unless you are otherwise contacted.

Penny Em NHS said, “I would like to thank our incredible teams for their hard work in keeping all patients onsite safe and restoring all infrastructure and clinical services. Throughout the incident, we have worked closely with our local health and social care partners who acted quickly to offer help and support throughout, so we would like to share our thanks with them too.

“I would also like to thank our local communities for their patience and understanding.”

“We know having an appointment or procedure delayed isn’t easy, but it was the right thing to do given the situation we were in. Please continue attending appointments and we will keep you updated with any news or information from the Trust through our website and social media.”