Another flood at Halifax hospital cancels eye surgeries, postpones others

HALIFAX -- Eye surgeries at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax were cancelled Monday because of a flood.

Everton McLean, a spokesman with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, says the flooding was reported on the third floor of the Centennial Building at the Victoria General site sometime after 5 a.m.

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That caused flooding at the surgical unit on the second floor, postponing 31 surgeries and mostly affecting a sterile supplies room.

Water was turned off until the repairs were made, which placed other operating rooms on hold.

Four patients on the third floor were moved to allow for repairs.

This latest incident comes after a pipe burst in the Victoria General site in September, flooding several floors and postponing dozens of surgeries.



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