Water cut off twice at Welshpool Victoria Memorial Hospital

Victoria Memorial Hospital Severn Trent said it had installed a system which would help prevent the hospital losing its supply again

Related Stories

A hospital was left without water twice in three days, leaving the fire service to provide emergency supplies.

A burst main affected Welshpool's Victoria Memorial Hospital for a few hours last Saturday and Monday.

Utilities firm Severn Trent said it was installing a system which would help prevent the hospital losing its supply again.

The hospital's new kidney dialysis unit needs 1,200 litres of water every hour when running at full capacity.

Powys Teaching Health Board said Victoria Memorial was left without water twice for a "couple of hours each time" and it was an inconvenience to staff but not a major problem.

A spokesman confirmed that Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Severn Trent kept water flowing there with emergency supplies.

Severn Trent apologised and said repairs had been carried out.

"Following a burst water pipe last Saturday in Welshpool, we worked quickly to make sure our customers' supply was restored," said a company spokesperson.

"Unfortunately, the Victoria Memorial Hospital was affected again on Monday so we used a tanker to make sure its supply was restored.

"We are working with the hospital to make sure that back up systems are in place and, next week, we will be making changes to the water supply system to help prevent this from happening in the future.

"In the longer term, to further improve the reliability of water supply to the area, we're developing plans to install new water pipes and we expect work to be carried out before April next year.

"We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank our customers for their patience."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Mid Wales

Weather

Aberystwyth

Min. Night 7 °C

Features & Analysis

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine


  • People take part in an egg-cracking contest in the village of Mokrin, 120km (75 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia on 20 April 2014In pictures

    Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world

Programmes

  • An aerial shot shows the Olympic Stadium, which is closed for repair works on its roof, in Rio de Janeiro March 28, 2014.Extra Time Watch

    Will Rio be ready in time to host the Olympics in 2016? The IOC president gives his verdict

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.