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Critical incident - Power outage update

UHBW Press Office statement:

Updated Saturday 4 May at 2:30pm

Dr Rebecca Maxwell, Interim Chief Medical Officer at UHBW said:

"Thanks to the amazing efforts of our colleagues, we have made good progress in restoring our services and have now stood down our Internal Critical Incident.

"Our Emergency Departments are open for urgent and emergency patients. Patients with appointments should attend as planned unless we have contacted them directly, and we welcome visitors back to our hospitals."

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Issued Saturday 4 May at 10.15am

Dr Rebecca Maxwell, Interim Chief Medical Officer at UHBW said:

"Power has now been fully restored to all of our hospitals, and we remain in internal critical incident as we carefully reset and restore our services.

"Our adult Emergency Department is now open to both ambulances and urgent walk-in patients. Our Children's Emergency Department continues to be open to both ambulances and walk-in patients.

"Patients with appointments should attend as planned unless we have contacted them directly, and we welcome visitors back to our hospitals.

"The safety of our patients and colleagues has been maintained throughout thanks to the amazing efforts of our staff, emergency services and healthcare partners."

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Issued Friday 3 May 2024 at 9.18pm

Dr Rebecca Maxwell, Interim Chief Medical Officer at UHBW said:

"Our adult Emergency Department is now open to urgent walk-in patients. Our Children's Emergency Department remains open to both ambulances and walk-in patients.

"If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999, for any other urgent medical advice please use NHS 111.

"Some of our sites continue to be impacted by the power outage and we are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience."

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Issued Friday 3 May 2024 at 7.15pm
Dr Rebecca Maxwell, Interim Chief Medical Officer at UHBW said: "A number of our Bristol hospitals continue to be impacted by a power outage. All patients and colleagues remain safe.

Our adult Emergency Department is currently closed to new patients. Our children's Emergency Department is still open and we will assess and transfer children to other centres if necessary.

We are working with our emergency services colleagues and healthcare partners to ensure patients continue to receive the treatment they need. 

We are asking the public not to visit and to consider alternative services. If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999 for any other urgent medical advice please use NHS 111. We thank you for your cooperation."

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Issued Friday 3 May 2024 at 3.40pm
Dr Rebecca Maxwell, Interim Chief Medical Officer at UHBW said: "We have declared a critical incident due to a power outage. We aim to have this fully resolved as soon as possible.

All patients, visitors and colleagues are safe.

We ask the public not to attend our Bristol city centre hospitals until the incident is resolved and use alternative services in the area.

We thank you for your cooperation."

Anyone needing urgent medical help should contact NHS 111.

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