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Leak causes disruption at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Repairs underway at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Leak causes disruption at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

There has been a large water leak within the Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, causing disruption to a number of services.

The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 27 April, with water making contact with some electrical mains. The building was immediately evacuated, and nobody was harmed.

Speaking last night, David Purdue, Chief Nurse at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said:

“Following established contingency plans, 67 patients were safely and securely relocated to neighbouring wards on site, whilst some of those receiving care within our Neonatal Unit were escorted via a specialist service to other hospitals within the region.

“Since this time, power has been safely restored to some sections of the building, and a number of services returned.

“While a full investigation will take place, the damage looks to be quite extensive in the affected areas, and we will begin repair works as soon as possible.”

All scanning, antenatal, and emergency services are operating as normal.

However, the incident has causes disruption to a number of services and departments.

All gynaecology, routine inpatient and day-case procedures scheduled to take place today, Wednesday 28 April, have been cancelled.

“Finally, I would like to share my thanks with colleagues who reacted calmly, decisively, and professionally this evening – typifying the very best of the NHS,” added Mr Purdue.

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