URGENT – Temple Street has experienced a significant issue with the power supply to the hospital / HOSPITAL OFF-CALL
UPDATED Thursday 4th August 2016 @ 5pm
Temple Street can now confirm that the additional generator has arrived to the hospital and will be installed by 6pm this evening.
The Temple Street ED (Emergency Department) will therefore go back ‘on-call’ to ambulances from 6pm this evening and parents are also advised to bring their children to the ED as normal from 6pm.
It is also planned that the five ICU patients that were transferred from Temple Street to the ICU in OLCHC this morning will be transferred back to Temple Street tomorrow morning.
All other normal services will resume in the hospital from tomorrow morning, Friday 5th August including planned elective surgeries.
Jane Curtin, Temple Street. Tel.: 087 938 0779
UPDATED Thursday 4th August @ 11am
At 3am this morning, Thursday 4th August, there was a brief interruption (x eight seconds) to our power supply and the hospital switched over to run on its own generator as is standard practice.
Upon initial investigation, it was discovered that the transformer in the hospital’s own sub-station had developed a fault and shut down which will necessitate it being replaced. We expect this to happen by Saturday, 6thAugust.
An additional generator is en route to the hospital and should be connected by this evening. This will provide a more contingent supply of power until a new transformer is in place.
Although we have UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) in key clinical areas we made the decision early this morning to transfer our most critical patients (x five) to OLCHC purely as a precautionary measure until the additional backup generator is installed.
When the additional generator is installed, we will resume our normal services in our ED and OPD and our planned elective surgeries.
We would like to thank our colleagues, both medical and technical, in all surrounding hospitals for their support.
Again we urge not to bring their children to Temple Street today. We also urge parents not to bring any children with non-urgent complaints to the EDs in the other two children’s hospitals (OLCHC and NCH Tallaght) today.
The following spokespersons are available for pre-recorded comment
- Dr Adrienne Foran, Clinical Director, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
- Grainne Bauer, Director of Nursing/ Acting CEO, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Please contact Jane Curtin on 087 938 0779
Thursday 4rd August 2016 @ 10am.
Parents urged not to bring children to Temple Street today.
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital has experienced a significant issue with its power supply and is currently working off the hospital generator.
Five patients who were in the Temple Street PICU have been transferred to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin accompanied by Temple Street PICU staff. Medical staff will also transfer to Crumlin as required.
All scheduled surgeries (x 20) in Temple Street and all elective x-rays have been postponed today.
All other current in-patients in the hospital are stable and can be cared for within existing resources.
Crumlin, Tallaght, the Mater, Beaumont have been alerted and will accept transfers as required.
Technical and engineering services in the Mater have also been contacted and have offered support.
The hospital is ‘off call’ for ambulances.
In light of this entire issue, we urge all parents not to bring their children to Temple Street today.
We will issue an update to the media in due course.