Operation cancelled after heating fails again at Princess Royal University Hospital

An operation was cancelled yesterday after the heating failed - said to be an ongoing issue

An operation was cancelled yesterday after the heating failed - said to be an ongoing issue

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AN OPERATION was cancelled at Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) yesterday after the heating failed.

The hospital confirmed a pump in the boiler house suffered problems yesterday morning – and said it’s an ongoing issue.

A friend of the individual booked in for the surgery, who didn’t want to be named, branded the situation as "ridiculous".

He said: "A friend of mine’s in hospital and she had her operation cancelled because there’s no heating.

"It’s the third or fourth time this year and I’m worried about it. They don’t seem to be getting to the root cause - it’s ridiculous.

"My wife’s devastated she couldn’t have the operation. She rang me up really upset."

PRUH reported one elective procedure was postponed as a result of the failure and said problems have been occurring "intermittently", adding an investigation's underway.

A spokesman said: "The heating at the hospital failed on the morning of Thursday 27 February due to a problem with a pump in the boiler house.

"Since we acquired the Princess Royal in October last year, we have experienced some ongoing problems with the heating system. We are investigating the cause of the problem so we can secure a long-term solution."

He also stressed the number of operations cancelled's been small and steps have been taken to reduce the impact.

He added "patient health is not at risk" and said back up heaters, extra blankets and more hot drinks have been provided when the heating’s down - while no emergency or urgent care was affected at any time.

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7:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Hang on, the colder the better to control the blood flow.
Hang on, the colder the better to control the blood flow. white rabbit9
  • Score: 9

7:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Hang on, the colder the better to control the blood flow.
Yea how about you try dead cold, let the rigor mortis set in.

THAnk yoU
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Hang on, the colder the better to control the blood flow.[/p][/quote]Yea how about you try dead cold, let the rigor mortis set in. THAnk yoU Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -17

12:34pm Sat 1 Mar 14

cherithporter says...

What about emergency generators?
What about emergency generators? cherithporter
  • Score: 2

6:11pm Sat 1 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
Hang on, the colder the better to control the blood flow.
Yea how about you try dead cold, let the rigor mortis set in.

THAnk yoU
Have you been into a theatre? They are cold places and the doctors always complain about making sure the temperature is cold.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Hang on, the colder the better to control the blood flow.[/p][/quote]Yea how about you try dead cold, let the rigor mortis set in. THAnk yoU[/p][/quote]Have you been into a theatre? They are cold places and the doctors always complain about making sure the temperature is cold. white rabbit9
  • Score: 10

8:25pm Fri 7 Mar 14

mummyinkent says...

my grandad died their yesday he went in with a water infection 3 weeks ago n caught pneumonia in there n died from it now just read this its sickening they need to shut this hosp down for good n reopen queen marys in sidcup as queen marys was much better
my grandad died their yesday he went in with a water infection 3 weeks ago n caught pneumonia in there n died from it now just read this its sickening they need to shut this hosp down for good n reopen queen marys in sidcup as queen marys was much better mummyinkent
  • Score: 0

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