Services suspended at Princess of Wales Hospital due to burst water main

Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, MOD land

Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, MOD land - Credit: Archant

The Princess of Wales Hospital has been forced to suspend a number of services due to a water supply interruption.

Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, MOD land

Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, MOD land - Credit: Archant

In a public safety announcement, released earlier today, the hospital said that a burst water main in the Ely era has led to the interruption.

A number of services are currently unable to treat patients until the water supply is restored. These include: outpatient appointments, musculo-skeletal services and x-ray services.

Additionally, any patients in need of the minor injury unit will be redirected to 111 or 999, although clinical staff are available if there is a medical emergency.

Meanwhile, inpatient services on Welney inpatient ward continue to operate as normal.


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The news follows a burst water pipe earlier this month which left 5,000 customers in Littleport without water.

Today’s announcement adds: “We are in contact with Anglian Water to clarify timescales for the resolution of this situation.

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“We anticipate the situation will be resolved later today (24 November 2015).

“Patients with planned outpatient and musculo-skeletal appointments will be contacted to make alternative arrangements in due course.”

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