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Update on South West Acute Hospital ICU


South West Acute Hospital


A Spokesperson for the Western Trust said:

“Works are already underway at South West Acute Hospital’s ICU to fix the damage caused by a water leak which occurred on 3 May 2023.

“As part of Trust contingency arrangements and to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, the ICU has temporarily relocated within the Theatre Department. ICU is fully staffed and functional in its temporary location.

“It is hoped works will be completed in the coming days.”



A Spokesperson for the Western Trust said:

“There was a water leak from a burst pipe above an area of the South West Acute Hospital’s ICU yesterday morning (3 May 2023).  Significant resources were deployed to address the incident and some patients were moved as part of the arrangements to assess the risk and manage it appropriately. Unfortunately the water damage to part of the ceiling left it unstable and further damage occurred late in the evening of 3 May 2023.

“No patients or staff were harmed in the incident.

“We are currently awaiting a specialist assessment and carrying out risk assessments with the contractor Mitie.  The Trust will continue with appropriate contingency arrangements, and we will provide a further update of any potential service impact in due course.”