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QEH hit hard by Elsa


QEH hit hard by Elsa
Patients and staff were evacuated from Ward A2 when it became flooded with rainwater. (GP)

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) took a battering from Hurricane Elsa yesterday.

Sections of the roof were lifted, windows damaged, departments flooded and trees fell in the car park.
However, executive chairman Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland said the Martindales Road, St Michael hospital was still providing services.

“We have been impacted by damage to uprooted trees, the most significant of which was at our Constitution Road entrance. This damaged a guard hut, a vehicle and a gate. Our security team normally stationed there had been pulled inside earlier for safety, so there were no injuries as a result,” she told the Saturday Sun.

“Our ambulance service headquarters sustained significant external damage, but we shuttered as part of our preparations and our staff inside are shuttered and safe. Our ambulances are deployed at several locations so we can respond as soon as the all-clear is given.” (MB)


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