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Thursday 23 November 2017

Surgeries postponed at Temple Street Children's Hospital due to power cut

Temple Street Children's Hospital
Temple Street Children's Hospital

SURGERIES at Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin have been postponed today following a power cut.

A fault in the hospital's electrical system at around 9.30am caused the outage with the hospital's power system.

As a safety measure all scheduled surgeries which included 14 day cases and three in-patients cases were postponed this morning.

Emergency surgeries will go ahead this afternoon. Four elective MRIs also had to be postponed this morning.

In a statement released this afternoon the hospital said: "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."

All other current in-patients in the hospital are stable and being cared for within existing resources.

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