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Lagan Valley Hospital cancels surgery after burst pipe floods basement

The basement of the hospital and two residential properties were affected

ALL surgery was cancelled at Lagan Valley Hospital in Lisburn today after a water main burst in its grounds.

Endoscopy procedures were also cancelled and patients were given bottled water for drinking.

The basement of the hospital and two residential properties were affected.

NI Water said its staff, along with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, worked through the night "to minimise and prevent further damage", but the rupture was "located in a difficult position with other services nearby that will slow the progress of the repair".

A spokeswoman for the hospital said it had "water storage tanks on site and NI Water is providing additional tankers to allow all other services in the hospital to operate normally, so that patients can be looked after appropriately".

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