Picture shows how Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has been repaired after 'major incident' caused by 'significant' leak - latest updates

A ‘MAJOR incident’ has been stood down at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham after a ‘significant’ water leak.

Saturday, 8th January 2022, 10:29 am

All outpatient appointments were cancelled yesterday following the leak, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust announced.

However dialysis and chemotherapy appointments continued as usual, with maternity also operating as usual.

Firefighters were called to the scene.

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Left image: A leak at Queen Alexandra hospital in Cosham From submitted Facebook video - used without owner's permission under fair dealing January 7,2021. Right: After the repair work has been complete, supplied by Lisa Ward via Twitter.

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In an update last night, the hospital said: ‘This morning (7 Jan) we declared a major incident following a significant water leak within clinical areas of the ground floor. The water supply was turned off to a significant portion of our site while the cause was identified and infrastructure challenges rectified

‘No patients or staff were harmed and we were able to relocate patients safely to other areas of the hospital.

‘Throughout the day we have been working to test the water supply and ensure the areas affected have been fully cleaned and repaired.

Several morning appointments have been cancelled this morning and firefighters are at the scene.

‘Due to the success of this work, we're pleased to share we've now been able to stand down the major incident.

‘If you are due to attend the hospital for an appointment or procedure from tomorrow (Sat 8 Jan) please attend as usual, unless you are otherwise contacted.’

Hospital CEO Penny Emerit added: ‘I would like to thank our incredible teams for their hard work in keeping all patients onsite safe and restoring all infrastructure and clinical services.

Major incident declared at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth after significant water leak on Friday 7 January 2022. Pictured: North entrance with a few people outside

Throughout the incident, we have worked closely with our local health and social care partners, who acted quickly to offer help and support throughout, so we would like to share our thanks with them too.

‘I would also like to thank our local communities for their patience and understanding.’

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Major incident declared at QA hospital - latest updates

Last updated: Saturday, 08 January, 2022, 10:10

  • Water leak caused the major incident
  • All outpatient appointments cancelled on Friday
  • ‘Major incident’ has now been stood down

Here’s when fire crews were called

Cosham Fire Station has told The News that they were called at 6.05am to the hospital.

All outpatient appointments cancelled - but dialysis and chemotherapy will continue

Emergency services are at the scene

Two fire crews from Cosham Fire Station were called to QA this morning following the leak.

QA declares ‘major incident’ after water leak

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