Investigation into Power Outage at BHB ACW Hospital commence

2:34 am All power has been restored in the ACW and all systems are running normally. Departments that provide outpatient services will be contacting patients and clients who had appointments booked today, and advise them when to come in. If you have an appointment for today, please contact the department directly before attending the hospital.

The hospital is now at Alert Level 1 and has re-opened fully to the public.

12:34 am Partial power has been restored. The systems are slowly being brought back up. Staff in departments with outpatient services will have to contact patients in the morning and advise them when to come in.

10:48 pm There has been an internal electrical equipment failure in the Acute Care Wing of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH). The emergency generators are not currently running. Paget Health Services building managers are on site working on the problem which has also impacted operations in the General Wing.

All patient appointments for all KEMH departments are cancelled until further notice.

Due to the situation KEMH is at Alert Level 3. At this level we ask that the public not attend the hospital except in emergencies.

At the moment steam, running water and a/c have been impacted. The Emergency Department is working. No surgeries were underway.

BHB is working with our community partners to assist in the provision of services. People with hospital appointments will be contacted and advised of any changes.

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