Ipswich Hospital suffers power cut after fault in area

Ipswich Hospital. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Ipswich Hospital. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Hospital suffered a power cut yesterday after a “large fault” in the area.

External power was lost at the site for around five minutes after an outage on Woodbridge Road just before 7pm.

UK Power Networks, who look after the region’s power, confirmed on Twitter that they were experiencing “a large fault in the area” at the time and were sending engineers to the area.

No services at the hospital were affected by the outage as back up generators were quickly powered up to keep the site going.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “The site lost power at 6.58pm due to a high voltage external cable fault in the IP4 area and, as a result, our emergency generators and back-up system ran as we expected until power was restored.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus