UPDATE: Damage at Addenbrooke’s Hospital being assessed

ADDENBROOKE’S Hospital is assessing the damage after flooding in the Emergency Department, which was declared as a major incident.

A hot water pipe burst at the Cambridgeshire facility causing flooing in the department’s resuscitation and assessment area. No one was injured.

A spokesman said: “There has been a flood in the ED assessment area due to a leak of clean water from the hot water pipe. We are currently assessing the damage and undertaking repairs.

“The ED is still open but capacity is severely affected and some ambulances are being diverted. The public are being asked not to come to ED today unless they are critically sick or severely injured.”