Pilgrim basement flooded after water mains burst

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

A basement at Pilgrim Hospital had to be pumped after two cold water pipes burst under the hospital yesterday (Tuesday).

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue tweeted that they had been called to the hospital at 11.54am, where a crew from Boston used light pump to remove a large quantity of water from the basement.

Paul Boocock, Director of Estates and Facilities confirmed: “Yesterday Pilgrim Hospital experienced two burst cold water pipes under the hospital.

“Temporarily this led to cold water supplies not being available in outpatients and A&E, however, patients and staff were able to access cold water supplies from nearby areas.

“The repair was completed today and our plumbers are currently checking the system for any air locks.”

The crew was at the facility for about three hours and 45 minutes.