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CRITICAL INCIDENT: Watford hospital A&E evacuated after burst water pipe

 Published on: 22nd November 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The accident and emergency department at Watford General Hospital was evacuated yesterday (November 21) after a flood.

Emergency services were on the scene to deal with the situation, which was caused by a burst pipe. Thankfully, no one was injured, but patients and staff were evacuated.

A statement posted on the West Herts Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust website yesterday states: “We have declared a critical incident due to a flood in our emergency department caused by a burst water pipe.

“Our patients and staff are safe but unfortunately there will be long waits for care as a result.”

This morning (November 22), a spokesperson for the trust confirmed to Watford News that the critical incident had now been stood down.

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