And so the dismantling and deterioration of he NHS continues…… both nationally and ideologically and locally and physically. However this burst sewerage pipe leak is just a precursor to an even more damaging leak emanating from Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) that we promise to bring you shortly…….
From: Communications (Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Sent: 14 March 2018 11:51
Subject: WUTH INFORMATION: Temporary Emergency Department changes
Message sent on behalf of Anthony Middleton, Director of Operations and Performance
As part of our well-rehearsed business continuity planning, this global message is to inform you about a leak we have had in the Emergency Department overnight which has resulted in some urgent changes to our Trust operation today (Wednesday).
Our Estates team have quickly dealt with a burst sewerage pipe above the A&E departments waiting room and some cubicles within the assessment area.
No patients or staff have been contaminated by this leak, but the Trust has urgently put in place some interim changes:
- Ward 19 – The use of sinks, sluices and toilets have been restricted until approximately 12.30pm.
- Paediatric Assessment Unit has temporarily moved to Children’s Ward
- Paediatric Minors are being seen in Paediatric Assessment Unit
- Adult Minors are temporarily being seen in Paediatric Assessment Unit (away from Paediatric Minors)
- The Trust is currently streaming Emergency Department walk-in arrivals to the onsite Walk-in Centre
- Ambulance arrivals are not affected
A clean-up operation remains underway and we expect normal service later this afternoon.A further update will be send later today.
Director of Operations & Performance