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Work continues on Dr Gray's Hospital following 'significant' drainage pipe leak

By Ewan Malcolm

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WORK to restore Dr Gray's Hospital to full capacity is continuing following a 'significant' drainage pipe leak.

Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin - NHS Grampian...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin - NHS Grampian...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

A pipe was dislodged at the Elgin hospital on August 10 leading to the closure of operating theatres within the hospital as well as the birthing pool.

Two of the four operating theatres as well as a dedicated recovery area and the birthing pool have been brought back into use.

Meanwhile, air sampling is required in the two other operating theatres with work underway and ongoing.

Alasdair Pattinson, Dr Gray’s Hospital general manager, said: “Teams have been working hard to get facilities back into use as quickly as possible. Air sampling takes time but we are making steady progress and we look forward to all theatres being back in operation once again.

“Thanks again to colleagues for all your hard work and members of the community too for bearing with us at this difficult time.”

Theatre teams and specialists added that they are continuing to work together to ensure all that can be safely delivered on site at Dr Gray’s goes ahead, as well as working with colleagues at other facilities to make alternative arrangements for treatment based on clinical priorities.

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