Second fault with ward steriliser

Firefighters were called to Gisborne Hospital early this morning after a second incident that involved a steriliser unit in a sluice room.

Fire and Emergency NZ sent two crews to the hospital about 3am.

“There was no actual fire, but there was smoke generated by the electrical fault with the unit, and that set off alarms,” a senior firefighter said.

The sluice room was on the second floor of the main ward block.

“That’s the second fault with a steriliser unit in that room in the past month.

“We investigated the cause of the fault and called in the hospital’s electrical engineer to look into it further.”

Firefighters were called to Gisborne Hospital early this morning after a second incident that involved a steriliser unit in a sluice room.

Fire and Emergency NZ sent two crews to the hospital about 3am.

“There was no actual fire, but there was smoke generated by the electrical fault with the unit, and that set off alarms,” a senior firefighter said.

The sluice room was on the second floor of the main ward block.

“That’s the second fault with a steriliser unit in that room in the past month.

“We investigated the cause of the fault and called in the hospital’s electrical engineer to look into it further.”

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