Major flood at hospital

DISASTER was averted at a Suffolk hospital after a burst water pipe caused a huge flood.Quick-thinking staff and the generosity of local people meant Aldeburgh Hospital was able to remain open, despite thousands of gallons of water pouring in the wards, kitchens and bathrooms.

DISASTER was averted at a Suffolk hospital after a burst water pipe caused a huge flood.

Quick-thinking staff and the generosity of local people meant Aldeburgh Hospital was able to remain open, despite thousands of gallons of water pouring in the wards, kitchens and bathrooms after the pressurised water pipe burst on Saturday.

Nina Parkinson, matron and manager at the hospital, said: “The staff here were incredible in dealing with the emergency, and making sure patients remained safe and clinical care continued.”

The hospital is currently closed to new admissions whilst repairs are made and health and safety issues are reviewed.