QA Hospital suffers brief powercut after fire at substation
QUEEN Alexandra Hospital said it briefly lost power this afternoon after a fire at a substation.
The fire on the Cosham siteÂ also saw some staff evacuated but the hospital confirmedÂ no patients were moved.
A tweetÂ by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said power was quickly restored.
Paul Bytheway, chief operating officer at the trust, said:Â '˜Mains power to parts ofÂ Queen Alexandra Hospital site was lost shortly after middayÂ today.
'˜The exact cause of the power cut is being investigated.
'˜All patients were protected throughout. No-one came to harm.
'˜We instigated our incident response plan and normal power has been restored in all patient areas in the hospital.
'˜Thank you to everyone on site for their quick action in helping to ensure all of our patients are safe.'
A spokeswoman added staff at the substation were those evacuated.
Two fire crews from Cosham attended the fire just after midday, off Southwick Hill Road.
It was quickly put out and the stop call was 12.33pm.
A spokesman fromÂ the fire service said: '˜We used two breathing apparatus, a hose reel and dry-powered extinguisher to tackle the fire.'