Arrowe Park Hospital declares major incident as freezing weather causes severe water leak

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As a result of the current icy conditions, Arrowe Park Hospital has been dealing with an extremely severe water leak on the roof.

Two major plant pipes ruptured causing a considerable amount of water to cascade through to the third floor and further into the hospital building.

The leak could have had a severe impact to electrics, IT equipment and patient safety, so a decision was made to call a major internal incident, the hospital said.

The leak was eventually controlled and nor patients, staff or visitors were harmed.

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The statement said on their Facebook page: “The Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved colleagues, external partners (including emergency services) for their quick reaction to this incident and how it was dealt with.

“We can confirm that there has been no harm to patients or staff”.

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