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Kingston’s Hotel Dieu postpones appointments due to a burst water pipe

Click to play video: 'Burst water pipe at  Hotel Dieu Hospital impacts numerous clinics and patient appointments'
Burst water pipe at Hotel Dieu Hospital impacts numerous clinics and patient appointments
Water has caused damage to three wings at the hospital from floor and ceiling tiles to computers and medical equipment – Feb 6, 2023

A number of appointments at Hotel Dieu Hospital have been postponed due to flooding.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre says the burst pipe was discovered early Sunday morning, affecting several areas of the hospital, including the Sydenham, Centenary and Johnson wings. Hospital staff quickly responded to contain the water damage and assess the impacts.

Hospital officials say the damage is varied across each of those areas, however, as a precautionary measure, they are pausing all in-person patient appointments that are scheduled on Monday for the following areas:

  • Centenary 5 – Heads Up! and eating disorder clinic
  • Centenary 2 – Diabetes clinic, bariatric care clinic
  • Centenary 4 – GI function unit

Patients who are scheduled for appointments in those areas will be contacted to make alternative arrangements. Staff in those departments are also being advised to contact their manager to have their work area assessed.

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