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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Burst Pipes Flood Hospital Basements

THE Royal Berkshire Hospital was forced to postpone six appointments today after a burst pipe caused flooding last night.

The radiator pipe - located in the King Edward and West wards waiting rooms on the second floor close to the London Road entrance - flooded shortly after 9pm and water leaked into the Berkshire Cancer Centre and Medical Physics unit.

Both are outpatients departments so no patients were affected at the time, but the flooding caused damage to equipment in the Medical Physics Department - forcing staff to cancel six appointments there.

Crews from Caversham Road, Whitley Wood and Wokingham Road fire stations spent 90 minutes using specialist pumps to clear the area.

Hospital spokeswoman Jo Barrett said: "Staff, including a plumber and electrician, worked through the night to clear the flooded area and to repair the faulty pipe. Specialist staff in this area are currently assessing the situation."

1 comment:

  1. It is always hard when a basement floods due to pipes bursting. It can be tough cleaning up and making sure nothing is permanently damaged. I think that a professional restoration company is probably a good solution for jobs such as these.