Flooded London hospitals ask patients to stay away

Flooded London hospitals ask patients to stay away

London floods: Flooded London hospitals ask patients to stay away

Two hospitals in London are asking patients to stay away after their emergency departments were flooded on Sunday. 

The east London hospital Whipps Cross is without power and evacuating 200 patients and Newham hospital is asking patients to use other A&Es for urgent care. 

Ambulances are being redirected after the torrential rain caused severe flooding in London homes, roads and stations. 

London Fire Brigade says it has taken more than 1,000 flooding-related calls.

They have rescued people trapped in cars and is helping those with flooded basements and collapsed ceilings. 

A spokesperson for Barts Health NHS Trust which runs both Newham and Whipps Cross hospitals, said: “Patients are asked to attend alternative hospitals where they can. A major incident has been called across the Trust.”

Many of London’s roads are closed due to the London floods, including the Blackwell Tunnel, the A12 and parts of the North Circular. 

Stepney Green station remains closed although eight other Tube and London Overground stations have reopened.

A yellow thunderstorm warning remains in place for parts of south-east England.

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