Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Firefighters assist with flooding at Brighton hospital


East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to a flooding incident at the Royal Sussex County Hospital earlier today (14thMay).

At midday scheduled works in a plant room caused a significant leak, which resulted in flooding.

Three fire engines, from Hove and Preston Circus Community Fire Stations were, sent to the Brighton hospital, along with the Technical Rescue Unit from Lewes, at lunchtime. Firefighters assisted with pumping water from the Majors area of the Emergency Department.

Relief crews from Roedean and Hove were also mobilised to the incident.

Crews were swift to respond to the incident and helped with the clean-up operation, as patients from the Majors/Resuscitation areas had to be relocated to unaffected areas of the Emergency Department.

No patients were evacuated and the Department remained open to “walk in” patients.

Firefighters remained at the hospital all afternoon and are currently still there.

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