IMPORTANT UPDATE – Temple Street Children’s University Hospital experienced an isolated fault in a sub-area of the hospital’s electrical system
Tuesday 8th November 2016 @ 1.45pm
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital experienced an isolated fault in a sub-area of the hospital’s electrical system at 9.30am which has essentially been rectified but is still affecting one area within the Emergency Department where there is a problem with phone lines and lighting. Hence the hospital is currently off-call for ambulances.
Parents are encouraged to attend their local GP if at all possible however if the matter is urgent, the Temple Street ED is still operational. .
As a safety measure all scheduled surgeries which included 14 day cases and three in-patients cases were postponed this mornings. Emergency surgeries will go ahead this afternoon. Four elective MRIs also had to be postponed this morning.
All other current in-patients in the hospital are stable and being cared for within existing resources.
Today’s temporary power failure continues to demonstrate the need for a new children’s hospital.