Patients and visitors are advised of a planned water shutdown that will take place from 10pm on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Water is scheduled to be restored to normal service within 4 hours.
Why is the water shutdown taking place?
This planned water shutdown is required to facilitate the work that is currently being carried out to redevelop Liverpool Women’s new £15m Neonatal Unit.
What potential impact will this have?
The following are the main points that patients and visitors should be aware of:
- Drinks machines will not function during the water shutdown. Water jugs will be filled prior to the shutdown and placed in all ward areas as well as bottled water.
- Bottled water will be supplied for handwashing. Wet wipes and hand gels will also be available
- Running water and showers will not be available; patients / parents on site will be advised to shower earlier if required.
- Water buckets will be available for flushing toilets.
Additional toilet checks will be undertaken during the shutdown by staff.
What should I do when the water comes back on?
When the water supply is restored it will be necessary for staff to run all taps for a short period to allow any draw off to take place. Patients and visitors should wait for confirmation from staff in clinical areas that the water is safe to use.
Who should I contact if I have any concerns?
If you have any concerns as a patient or visitor, please raise them with a member of staff.
Any other concerns during the water shutdown period should be directed to the Trust’s main switchboard on 0151 708 9988.
We apologise for the temporary inconvenience this will cause and would like to thank our staff, patients, and visitors for your co-operation during this time.