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Hospital Water Damage Forces Temporary E-R In Parking Lot

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Officials at Danbury Hospital have set up a temporary emergency room in a parking lot after a plumbing problem caused water damage to parts of the hospital.

Hospital officials told WFSB-TV
that the plumbing issue sent water into parts of the emergency department and some administrative offices Sunday. They say it could be a few days until everything returns to normal.

The hospital’s emergency room remains off limits while the problem is fixed. A mobile field hospital with a tent and 25 beds has been set up in a parking lot to handle check-ins and evaluations. Hospital officials say they don’t expect to provide medical care in the tent.

Officials decided to use the mobile hospital because Monday is typically the busiest day of the week for the ER.
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Information from: WFSB-TV, http://www.wfsb.com

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