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Flooded Milton Keynes Hospital forced to postpone operations

Milton Keynes University Hospital has had to postpone operations today (May 29) after it was flooded.

Several parts of the hospital have been hit by floods caused by heavy downpours over the last two days.

Areas particularly affected include the emergency department, radiology, treatment centre and IT server rooms - with water ankle-deep in places.

The hospital had to divert ambulances away from its emergency department for a short while overnight.

The hospital said staff had been working round the clock to ensure that essential services at the hospital continue to operate as usual.

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Staff said the water was Credit: Milton Keynes University Hospital

“I would like to thank staff for keeping the hospital running as close to normal as possible whilst dealing with flooding overnight.

“Clinical, operational and support teams - including the estates and domestic teams - continue to work incredibly hard to manage this situation and ensure patient care and services continue to be provided safely.

“Our priority today will be cleaning up the flood water and ensuring the site is safe and functional in all areas affected.

“If you are visiting the site today please take particular care and allow additional time as corridors and departments may be closed or partially closed for cleaning. There will be parts of the site that remain water-logged so please take extra care in when walking in and around the hospital.

"We sincerely apologise to any patients whose appointments have been affected by the flooding. We will endeavour to keep any disruptions to services to a minimum."

– Chief Executive Joe Harrison