Hospital '˜data connection' issue which caused traffic delays is resolved

AN ERROR which blighted traffic travelling to and from a city hospital has been resolved.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 10:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 11:14 pm
Queen Alexandra Hospital

 Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed a '˜data connection' issue linked to Queen Alexandra Hospital's public car park was rectified at 9.45am on Wednesday morning. 

The problem at the Cosham site emerged during '˜late morning' on Tuesday and affected its barriers and ticket machines.

Because of difficulties the snag caused with traffic flow, a number of Portsmouth bus routes began to face delays just before rush hour that day.

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Services 2, 3 and 18 were all at least 35 minutes behind schedule at one stage '“ leading to a '˜sincerely' apologetic tweet from bus operator First to customers affected. 

In an update sent out yesterday, a spokesperson for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust said Queen Alexandra Hospital itself was not affected by the issue. 

The trust had said on Tuesday night it was '˜aware of the situation' and was 'working to improve it'.