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Phase 3 AED Expansion : Minor Disruptions Expected August 11th to 13th To AED

As the Queen Elizabeth Hospital moves ahead with more upgrades under Phase Three of the Expansion programme for the Accident and Emergency Department, there will be minor disruptions to some of our services in the coming days. The engineering department will be conducting preparatory work from Friday August 11th, 2023 for what is a major electrical upgrade to be undertaken on Sunday August 13th, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. As a result of the move to improve the electrical supply to AED, a number of departments will be affected by a temporary shutdown of the main electrical supply. These include the following:

  1. AED lower level– The department will be without A/C for about 15-20 mins as engineers conduct electrical upgrades.
  2. Cardiac Suite – No patients will be housed there after the evening of Saturday August 12th, until scheduled work is completed.
  3. Cath Lab – No procedures will be conducted in Cath Lab after the evening of Saturday August 12th, until work is completed.
  4. Cardiac theatre – To remain out of use after Saturday August 12th, until work is completed.
  5. Ophthalmology – to remain unused for the period of the shutdown – this area will have no AC.
  6. Antenatal– Will experience power outage (twice – beginning and end) when the supply is being transferred and on return to normal (15-20 minutes).
  7. Ward B1– Patients to be housed in the AC rooms as the generator will be connected directly below – there will be noise and exhaust fumes.

There are some other temporary changes that we’re kindly asking staff, patients and the general public to observe. There will be vehicular and pedestrian traffic diversions in and around AED from Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th, 2023. Security will be on hand to advise staff, patients and visitors as they enter the premises. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding as we aim to enhance the services in the Accident and Emergency Department and by extension at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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