Overnight, the basement of the Women’s and Children’s unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital experienced severe flooding. This has led to a loss of power and network access to the entire building.
We have received support from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to reduce the localised flooding, but further work is required today to clear the area of standing water.
Please be assured that all patients within the hospital are safe and continue to receive appropriate care.
The hospital’s urgent care pathway is also currently under a lot of pressure. We are appealing to our communities to think before attending our Emergency Department and to use NHS111 for advice and guidance.
Details around Urgent Treatment centres on the Fylde Coast can be found HERE
As always, colleagues from across the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams are working closely together and with our partners in the wider care community, to ensure the Trust remains focused on this important work and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts.