Capital air conditioners will be suspended from 11am to 7pm, after a water leak in a hospital in north Belfast.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre said it was notified by the health board of the incident at the hospital at around 1pm on Tuesday.
“There is no evidence of any injury to staff or patients, and there is no risk to the public,” it said in a statement.
“We are working with the health authority and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate this incident.”
It said that a leak had occurred in the facility’s water supply pipe, causing a “significant” loss of water.HSE chief executive Paul O’Connell said the agency was “monitoring the situation closely” and urged people to be “careful” when using the facility.
The HSE has been working closely with the Health & Safety Executive, which has been notified of the leak, and is monitoring the situation.
“We’re working closely together with the HSE and the health authorities to assess the situation and assess the impact on our customers,” Mr O’Connor said.
“The health and safety of our customers and staff are our first priority.
We’re taking the situation very seriously and will be fully investigating this incident at a later date.”
The Hse said it had been working with staff at the facility and would take “appropriate action” if necessary.
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