EXCLUSIVE : Ruptured water pipes cause declared major incident at Arrowe Park Hospital

Burst pipe

Our biggest leak yet. A (water) source writes :

I’ve written to them countless times about their lack of maintenance – all they ever do is put sticking plasters over problems – making things a lot worse for others further down the line.

Nothing in the local rag about this.

From: Communications (Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Sent: 01 March 2018 19:45
Subject: WUTH INFORMATION: Ruptured water pipes cause declared major incident at Arrowe Park Hospital

Ruptured water pipes cause declared major incident at Arrowe Park Hospital


Dear Colleagues,

Due to the severe wintry weather, the Trust has this evening (Thursday) been dealing with an extremely severe water leak on the roof of Arrowe Park Hospital.

Two major plant pipes ruptured causing a considerable amount of water to cascade through to the third floor and further into the hospital building. As this could have had a severe impact to electrics, IT equipment and patient safety a decision was made to call a major internal incident.

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 to how this was dealt with.

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

Our estates team, hospital coordinators and security teams will now continue to monitor this situation overnight.

An update on this evening’s incident will be given to the public via our social media channels.

Kind regards,

David Jago

Acting Chief Executive

10 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE : Ruptured water pipes cause declared major incident at Arrowe Park Hospital

  1. G’day Leaky

    I wonder which no name clowncillor they will roll out to read an interview on this issue.

    Yesterday they wheeled out Clowncillor Emergency WARD 10 year old to read about the wonderful work that is going to happen around New Ferry.

    The kid is possibly nice for the time being but I bet its the heavyweights doing the “negotiating” on the re-build and he would actually think the best tender would get the job. ha ha ha ha ha ha

    The “negotiating” wink wink.



    They might go for the witch lookalike Williamson who is due a run out.

    They wouldn’t let “Missus bilong The Pretend Friend Nurse Rat” out on this one she wouldn’t be popular with the vocation she shits all over regularly.

    Girtreel Court and Lyndale School.

    May the Jones’s end up where they deserve.


    • G’day L

      Whilst were on the subject medical.

      I went for a check up yesterday and I asked to see my blood pressure records which were amazing around 2011 2012 when Wirral “Funny” Bizz were being allowed to get away with £2,000,000.00 of your dosh and no surprise the doctor kept asking me if I had dark thoughts.

      I was stunned that AddleyDadderleyDooLally, Basnett, Jones, Foulkes, Tour, Davies et al didn’t see me off completely.



      I think my darling Lordsville you have kept me going XXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. During the consultation on the closure of Upton Fire Station Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (who plan to close the nearby Upton Fire Station) were asked about the increased risk to Arrowe Park Hospital due to increased response times.

    Their response was that yes there would be increased response times, but that NHS staff should be able to cope with any emergency at the hospital!

    If there was a major flood and patients had to be evacuated from Arrowe Park Hospital, where would they go?

    Because there’s no way there’s the spare capacity ambulance wise to shift them.

    Would they just stand around outside in freezing temperatures?

    Would the Army be sent in to deal with it?

    As Wirral Council is part of civil contigencies would they be involved?

    Or is this just all a warning of things to come?

  3. Disparate times Leaks – what’s the relevance here!!! that because you having nothing juicy on the council these days?

    • Bonjour Andy
      You nailed it – ‘disparate’ is the word . We don’t just deal with Wirral Council.
      Stay tuned more on WUTH to come – if you’re interested. If not – fair enough.

    • Exactly how much MORE do you want Andy ?? Twisted fool read the archives if you really can’t live without the perpetual bad news courtesy of the select few but more than enough at wmbc.

      • I’ve absorbed all the archives you imbecile. You probably work at WC since you’ve only recently started to comment on here; the whole point of the forum is to have constructive engagement and allow us Wirral residents inside information if the underhand management of our Council. Go back to sipping your coco, mills&boon book or gin if your a Caldy resident whereas I’ll await further updates on our leaks pages.

      • Oh come on play nice – there’s no argument here.We all have a common interest.
        We have no problem with criticism – if we dish it out we should expect to get it back but please don’t turn on each other.
        Andy, you’re right – the burst pipe is a minor story but hopefully why we covered it – when no-one else has – will become clearer in time.

  4. Saturday BOOMERANG….

    ‘We have given them almost six years to own up and say it was all wrong, they’ve lied, cheated, hidden stuff, obfuscated and told bare faced lies.’

    (The Aussie, on the Wirral Biz/Council scandal.)

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