Unconfirmed reports reaching the Powerhouse indicate that a ruptured pipe at the George Odlum facility which now houses St. Judes Hospital has brought about a massive flood at the building, resulting in a partial evacuation of patients from the facility to Victoria Hospital..
Reports suggest the many volunteers who came to rescue could not avert the disaster.
The Health Minister who arrived on the scene long after the damage had been done was trying to mobilize help and support – technical and otherwise – to bring the situation under control; it is reported that his initial efforts were almost in vain.
Let’s us hope the matter will be successfully resolved during the course of the evening and that the patients will be spared the worst.
An update will be provided as soon as it becomes available.