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The heat went out at a Glasgow hospital

Heating Problems Haunt Glasgow Surgical Building

Jan. 22, 2015
It’s your worst nightmare when running any building, but especially a hospital: the heating goes out and doesn’t come back for nearly a week.

It’s your worst nightmare when running any building, but especially a hospital: the heating goes out and doesn’t come back for nearly a week. This is exactly what happened to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Southern General surgical building, according to BBC News.

A faulty heating pump went out and the hospital was forced to use blankets, mobile heaters and a wall-mounted system to help keep patients warm.

The health board said the system was now operating normally and temperatures did not drop below 18 degrees [Celsius].

A statement from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "The heating system in the Southern General's surgical building is operational today.

"There were issues with the heating system due to a faulty pump which required a replacement to be ordered. A new pump has now been installed and the system has been vented/bled.

Have you ever experienced a heating failure of this nature? What can be done to avoiding instances such as this? Let us know.