Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Power restored at Mt Hope Hospital after 10-hour outage

Outpatients attending the clinic at the Mount Hope Hospital had to either be deferred to other clinics or reschedule their appointments after the electricity went for over 10 hours at the hospital.

This was confirmed by NCRHA CEO Davlin Thomas who said the main electrical supply would have been disrupted at around 2 am and returned at around 3:30 pm this afternoon.

Speaking with LoopTT, Thomas said despite this, patients were attended to as key areas within the hospital were functioning on an emergency electrical supply.

“We went down to the emergency supply because we had a fault in one of the main feeder lines and we had to switch lines so the practical areas would have been supplied by the generators…the air conditioning systems would not have been on the emergency supply, the areas for those clinics would have been hot and we would have had to defer these clinics. What we are doing is that we’re ensuring that we see them within the month.”

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