UPDATE - FLOODING CAUSES SOME APPOINTMENTS TO BE POSTPONED
Milton Keynes University Hospital have had to postpone a small number of planned operations and appointments scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 29 May) due to flooding affecting large parts of the site.
All patients affected by the postponements are being contacted by telephone today as hospital staff continue to conduct an extensive clean-up to minimise the impact on hospital services.
If you have a scheduled appointment at the hospital tomorrow and have not heard from hospital staff to inform you otherwise, please continue as normal with your visit.
Multiple parts of the hospital site have been affected by flood water, caused by heavy rain yesterday. Areas particularly affected include the emergency department, radiology (imaging) department, treatment centre and IT server rooms.
Water has been ankle-deep in places and the hospital had to divert ambulances away from its Emergency Department for a short while overnight.
A number of agencies, including South Central Ambulance Service, Fire Service and Milton Keynes Council assisted the hospital throughout the night and hospital staff have been working round the clock to ensure that essential services at the hospital continue to operate as usual.