Firefighters save medical equipment from floodwater at Exeter hospital

Firefighters saved medical equipment from floodwater after a pipe burst at Exeter Nuffield Hospital in the early hours of Friday morning (November 27).

The crew from Danes Castle was called to Wonford Road at 1am after a water leak was discovered, flooding  the first and ground floors, including three outpatient consulting rooms.

Firefighters isolated the electrical supply, removed medical equipment and dealt with the floodwater.

A Danes Castle Fire Station spokesperson said: “Blue Watch attended the Nuffield Hospital in Exeter at 1am, which had major internal flooding due to burst water pipe which flooded both first and ground floors.

“Crews salvaged important medical equipment, made safe by removing ceiling tiles, isolated the electrical supply to effected areas and removed flood water.”

A spokeswoman for Exeter Nuffield Hospital said: “The fire brigade was called to remove excess water which had accumulated in three of our outpatient consulting rooms due to a minor leak which was discovered at 1am.

“There was only minor interference to the daily work load, but we managed to re-arrange outpatient clinics where necessary.”

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