Power restored at HSC

Some procedures rescheduled

Winnipeg Health Region
Published Monday, April 30, 2012

Power has been fully restored at the Health Sciences Centre, which suffered a power failure about 10:30 this morning, causing hospital officials to reschedule some elective adult surgeries and diagnostic tests.

The cause was a power system failure in the Thorlakson Building, which cut power to both the General Hospital and the Ann Thomas Building.

Emergency back-up systems immediately kicked in. Full power was quickly restored to the Ann Thomas Building, which houses the Adult and Children's Emergencies. Ambulances were diverted for all but the most critical emergencies.

As a precaution, some elective adult surgeries and diagnostic tests were rescheduled. Cancer treatments and life-saving surgeries were not cancelled.

The Thorlakson building and General Hospital remained on emergency power for several more hours.

Patients who have not yet been contacted about rescheduling, will be contacted shortly.

Anyone who has questions is encouraged to call the numbers listed on their appointment booking forms for information.

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