Bristol

Flooding causes Bristol Royal Infirmary power problem

Flooding has left parts of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) relying on a back-up power supply.

Patients in the Queen's Building, one of three main buildings at the hospital, have not been moved.

But the hospital said it had cancelled all non-emergency operations on Tuesday at the BRI and the Bristol Heart Institute because of the problems.

A spokesman said the cold weather had caused a pipe to burst, causing the flooding.

The emergency department at the BRI was closed for a short time but had reopened by 2100 GMT.

The neighbouring Bristol Children's Hospital is open as normal.

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