Repairs continue at Queen Victoria Hospital after flood damage

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Patients using the Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe are asked to check whether their appointments are going ahead after the hospital suffered damage during Storm Desmond.

The roof leaked resulting in internal damage, meaning extensive repair work is required.

Some clinics will run as normal at QVH in Morecambe on Monday.

Outpatient appointments will go ahead as planned in Ophthalmology and Orthoptic, although appointments will be relocated to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for Colerectal and general surgery.

Today, Friday, outpatient’s appointments will go ahead at in Audiology, Dietetics and Physiotherapy, while appointments have been relocated to from QVH to the RLI in Ophthalmics and ENT.

Patients who are affected will be contacted directly to discuss next steps.

Please be aware that not all clinics at QVH are run by UHMBT. Clinics run by other health organisations may still be going ahead.

If you are unsure please call the number on your appointment letter.

Foluke Ajayi, chief operating officer, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, said: “ Whilst we are returning to mainly ‘business as usual’, we are still dealing with significant numbers of people attending our hospitals.

“With this in mind, we are again asking for the public’s help in only using our Emergency Departments in the event of a genuine emergency so that our staff can continue to focus on those seriously ill patients that need urgent attention.

“The list of all patients who have had appointments cancelled is currently being reviewed and will be prioritised in terms of clinical priority.

“We will continue to work hard until all of our services are back to normal and we are able to see those patients who had to have their appointments cancelled.”