September 14, 2008

Room Pumped Out After Flood at Eye Infirmary

Firemen pumped out almost a foot of water from the basement of a Plymouth hospital.

A large treatment room at the Royal Eye Infirmary in Mutley was caught in flash floods caused by heavy rainfall at lunchtime yesterday.

A fire crew spent an hour pumping out the water and helping clean up the 30 metre by 10 metre room from about 12.30pm.

A spokesperson for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said that patient clinics were moved but not cancelled.

He said: "The work has now been completed and a cleaning service has been called in to clean the floor surfaces. The situation will be reassessed on Monday morning.

"All patient clinics on the lower floor were successfully relocated to the upper floor of the building."

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