In a statement posted on the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust website, it told patients that engineers were on site to fix the issue which has affected some areas of the hospital, including its A&E Department.
A spokesperson for the hospital also warned patients on on social media, writing: “PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.”
The statement said that anyone requiring urgent or emergency care will be temporarily redirected and urged anyone in need of help to contact emergency care as they normally would.
🚨 PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 🚨
We’re currently experiencing a power outage which has affected some areas of our hospital, including the Emergency Department.
Engineers are on site urgently addressing the issue and we hope to resolve it as soon as possible.
— Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (@boltonnhsft) February 11, 2023
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It continued: “We are currently experiencing a power outage which has affected some areas of our hospital, including the Emergency Department.
“Engineers are on site now urgently addressing the problem and we hope to have resolved the issue as soon as possible.
“Whilst we work hard to reinstate power and return to normal business, we are treating all patients currently in our emergency department in other areas of the hospital.
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“Any people requiring urgent or emergency care will be temporarily redirected. Please contact emergency services as you normally would and you be directed to the most appropriate place to receive care.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this situation.”