About a hundred patients were evacuated at Whips Cross Hospital in east London after the emergency department filled with water. The ceiling panels of the hospital’s BB building collapsed and another building experienced a power outage.
A spokesperson for the National Health Service (NHS), which is responsible for public health in the UK, said the situation was under constant monitoring and all planned operations had been canceled and doctor visits had to be cancelled.
– We are redirecting ambulances on the road here and working hard to disinfect the damaged parts of the hospital. The emergency department remains open but patients with urgent needs are requested to visit other hospitals if possible, A BBC spokesperson says:.
As well as the emergency room at Newham Hospital He pleaded with people to seek care in other hospitals, due to flooding in buildings, but he was now supposed to be back to full capacity.
The fire brigade told the BBC they had received more than 1,000 calls regarding the floods. Among other things, they should be able to rescue people who got stuck in cars and helped with basement floods and collapsed roofs.
Many London Underground stations were also forced to close due to flooding, as were a number of roads.
Meteorologists warn of continued rain and thunder in England and Scotland in the coming days.
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