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Flood on medical unit at Surrey hospital

Some patients moved out of unit to assess the damage, Fraser Health says
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A medical unit on the third floor at Surrey Memorial Hospital “experienced a flood” Monday evening (Nov. 20), according to Fraser Health.

Fraser Health spokesperson Nick Eagland said, in an emailed response to questions, that 28 patients were relocated to other units in the hospital while they assessed the damages. “All patients are safe and unharmed,” Eagland said.

The cause of the flood is still under investigation, and part of the unit remains closed while crews work to restore it.

Fraser Health thanked the hospital staff, health care workers and Health Emergency Management BC for responding to the flood “and prioritizing patient care during this unanticipated event.”

The emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital “remains open and is accepting patients,” Eagland said.

Anna Burns

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