Saturday 18 January 2020

Children in ICU moved to another hospital after power outage at Temple Street

Dublin's Temple Street Hospital
Dublin's Temple Street Hospital
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Five children in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Dublin children's hospital were moved on Thursday after a power outage in the early hours of the morning.

Temple Street Children's University Hospital said there was an eight-second interruption to its power supply at 3am and the hospital switched to generator power.

The hospital carried out an investigation which confirmed that there was a fault in the hospital's sub-station which will now need to be replaced.

In a statement this evening, Temple Street hospital confirmed that the additional generator has arrived and was to be installed by 6pm.

The emergency department at the hospital was scheduled to go back on-call for ambulances from 6pm, and parents were also advised to bring their children to the emergency department as normal from this time.

The hospital said that the five patients from the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that were transferred to Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin will be transferred back to Temple Street on Friday morning.

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