Patients at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff have been evacuated after the hospital was damaged by heavy rain.
The 20 children were moved out of the hospital because of flooding caused by yesterday’s downpours.
The patients have been evacuated to the main University Hospital of Wales building and are being cared for by staff from the Children’s Hospital.
Staff from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s estates team are assessing the extent of the damage – particularly to the hospital’s electrics – and the cause of the flooding is being investigated.
The health board said the children will return to the site once the building is deemed safe but it is likely to remain closed for the rest of the week.
Clinical Board Director for Children and Women’s services, Dr George Findlay, said staff had worked tirelessly throughout Monday afternoon to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children.
He said: “Our teams were superb in swiftly moving children out of the affected areas and identifying safe and appropriate areas within the main hospital as temporary accommodation.
“No-one was injured in the incident and everyone has remained calm, with staff helping patients and their families settle in to their new environments.”
Heavy rain fell across Wales, causing flooding to homes and roads, with around three inches falling in Tredegar, Wales’ wettest place.