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
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.
Acting Chief Executive