August 4, 2016 11:09 am
Updated: August 4, 2016 11:32 pm

Pipe leaks at Victoria General hospital causing minor flooding

WATCH ABOVE: The Victoria General hospital has flooded for the second time in less than a year. It's not believed to be as significant a mess as the last time, but it's still a mess. Although the provincial government is promising to redevelop the hospital system, one group is raising a concern. Global's Steve Silva has more.


A pipe leaked at Victoria General hospital Thursday morning causing a minor flood that the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says didn’t affect any appointments.

The leak happened about 8:30 a.m., according to NSHA spokesperson John Gillis.

Gillis said the leak happened on the second floor, and seeped floors down into the basement, including a simulation room and boardroom.

READ MORE: Surgeries resume, repairs underway after flood at VG hospital

“We know there are risks to this building because of its age and water is one of them, so we’ll see more of these over time,” said Gillis.

He added there is no word on the cost of damage nor what caused the leak.

The flood was reportedly contained within about an hour.

In September, flooding caused significant damage at the problem-plagued building.

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