Major incident power cut - an update

Following the major incident declared at University Hospital Southampton earlier this morning in relation to a power cut, we have identified the cause of the problem – an electrical cable fault – which has now been temporarily resolved.

The restrictions put in place around appointments and visiting, in addition to cancellations, remain in place for now as we carry out further maintenance but we will provide further updates throughout the day.

We would like to thank our patients, staff and members of the public, as well as our partner organisations including neighbouring hospitals, for their support during this period of disruption.

We wish to reassure relatives that all of our patients are safe, have been reviewed by staff and continue to receive the care they require. Our theatres and intensive care units remain open, however, we will not resume non-urgent surgery until we are confident there will be no further power issues.

Posted on Wednesday 28 November 2018