Flood response – huge thanks to all
A huge thank you to everyone for such a fantastic response to the flooding which affected Babington Hospital at the end of last week.
It was a tremendous team effort on Friday afternoon to transfer patients from Baron Ward and to get ready to receive them at Ilkeston. Thank you everyone.
The ward team coped so well in such unusual circumstances. Facilities and estates colleagues have been keeping the Babington site operational in response to the difficulties caused by the flooding.
A temporary reception area has been set up via the Babington Day Unit while work continues to restore the usual reception entrance which was flooded. All outpatient services and training courses are back on site.
The lift is still out of action today (Wednesday) and we will update you when that is useable again.
Patients from Baron Ward will remain at Ilkeston temporarily for the remainder of this week.
The Environment Agency and the Met Office have advised there is further heavy rain forecast tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday and we will therefore be reviewing the situation next week.
Belper Clinic has been unaffected and services at the clinic remain running as normal.
Community colleagues should remain vigilant. Please keep yourself safe. Please be aware of the potential for flooding in the coming days and liaise with your local leaders. Please don’t take risks. Follow the guidance from the Environment Agency and updates from Derbyshire County Council about any road closures due to flooding.
Derbyshire County Council: Click here for road closures or Twitter feed: @DerbyshireCC
Environment Agency Midlands: Click here for flood warning info or Twitter feed: @EnvAgencyMids
Thank you to everyone who is working hard to keep patients well cared for during the severe weather conditions.