Blackout hits Sydney Children’s Hospital

18 July: power blackout hits services at Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney A Power blackout hit services at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead on the night of 18 July, reported The Australian (19/7/2007, p.11).

Waiting rooms resort to floodlights: Power was lost in the emergency department, affecting computers, lighting and diagnostic equipment at 8.32pm. The emergency department experienced significant inconvenience as staff could not access patient records. Floodlights were brought in to light the waiting room.

No worries, staff insist: No wards were affected and hospital staff said the blackout did not compromise patient, care with only one orthopaedic patient waiting for theatre. ‘This was managed without difficulty," a spokesman said.

Back at 10: Power was restored about 10pm.

The Australian, 19/7/2007, p. 11

Source: Erisk Net  

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