FAQ
Log In
Monday 21st May 2018
News
 › 
 › 

Cable theft sees cancer ops cancelled

15th December 2011

A series of operations, including some for cancer, were cancelled after copper cabling was stolen from a back-up generator at Llandough hospital near Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan.

More than 80 patients were affected overall by the theft of 100m of cabling, an act which hospital managers was "dangerous and irresponsible". A new back-up generator is being tested before routine surgery can resume. The theft on Tuesday meant 36 operations were cancelled on Wednesday morning as a precaution and a further 45 in the afternoon.

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Cable theft sees cancer ops cancelled
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 20595
Date Added: 15th Dec 2011

Sources

BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Health starts failing at 47 in some parts of England and Wales

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018