A fire has broken out at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital – resulting in appointments being cancelled.
Lincolnshire NHS Trust which runs the hospital issued the following statement: “The majority of planned appointments have been cancelled at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston today, due to a fire which has meant the hospital’s imaging equipment is unavailable.
“The fire broke out earlier this morning in a duct adjacent to the X-ray Department resulting in access to imaging equipment being unavailable. The cause of the fire is not known at this point.
“The incident is under control and there is no immediate danger to patients, staff or visitors. However we have taken the decision to cancel any planned appointments at Pilgrim Hospital, with the exception of maternity, gynaecology and child appointments which will go ahead as normal.
“We are working alongside East Midlands Ambulance Service to ensure any emergencies are dealt with in an appropriate manner and a control centre has been set up.
“The hospital will be in touch with patients to rearrange planned appointments.”
The trust has now issued this statement to patients: “Following the fire at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, this morning, we ask that any patients who have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, October 22) please attend as normal unless the Trust has contacted them otherwise.
“We aim to get our full services up and running again by Wednesday at the earliest.
“If you are uncertain or have any concerns, please ring the number supplied on your appointment letter.”
They added: “We thank the public for their cooperation during this time and apologise for any inconvenience.”