Water pipe bursts at Scunthorpe General Hospital

A number of patients had to be moved out of Scunthorpe Hospital after the building lost its water supply.

Three thousand litres of bottled water was bought in from supermarkets after a main in the hospital grounds burst - cutting off drinking water on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust asked people to "not attend A&E where possible".

The supply was reconnected by Anglian Water late on Saturday night.

Some patients were discharged while 12 were moved to other hospitals during the disruption.

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