Patients Moved When Pipe Bursts At Brigham And Women's

A major Boston hospital is moving some patients and postponing elective procedures after a pipe burst, flooding an upper floor and damaging those below.

Officials at Brigham and Women's Hospital say the sixth-floor pipe in the hospital's inpatient building burst at about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The emergency department remained open, but diverted ambulance traffic to nearby hospitals while patients on the affected floors were relocated.

Elective surgical procedures as well as cath lab and electrophysiology lab procedures were postponed.

Patients and their families with questions are encouraged to call the hospital.

The cause of the burst remains under investigation, but temperatures in Boston on Tuesday morning were in the teens.


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