Edenbridge and District War Memorial Hospital closes after flooding
A hospital has been shut today after a flood took down its phones and computers.
The basement at Edenbridge and District War Memorial Hospital, in Mill Hill, flooded yesterday.
Bosses have decided to close the minor injury unit today as a precaution and outpatient appointments have been cancelled.
Patients have been moved to Sevenoaks and Tonbridge hospitals and Edenbridge staff are rearranging appointments.
Anyone needing treatment for minor injuries is urged to go to Sevenoaks Hospital.
Head of operations Nikki Clark said: "Engineers are working quickly to fix the problem.
"Patient safety is always paramount so as a precaution we have moved patients to other community hospitals.
"The MIU is also closed. Any patients needing treatment for minor injury or illnesses should go to Sevenoaks MIU or call the NHS non-emergency advice line 111.
"Our outpatients services at Edenbridge have also been temporarily suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience."
Sevenoaks Hospital Minor Injuries Unit, in Hospital Road, opens from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
X-ray services are from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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