Four patients in a critical condition at Latrobe Regional Hospital have been taken by ambulance to hospitals in Melbourne and other parts of Gippsland following a major power outage this morning.
Sections of LRH at Traralgon have been forced to shut down after an electrical fault on the hospital’s main electrical switchboard caused extensive power disruptions about 9am Friday.
One patient, in a critical condition, was flown by air ambulance to Melbourne following the outage, the hospital confirmed.
The outage has affected the original section of the hospital, including the critical care unit, which has been out of action for most of the day.
Full details to come.
Source: Latrobe Valley Express