August 13, 2022


Hospital is evacuated as flood waters proceed to rise with a makeshift emergency division arrange at a highschool

  • Sufferers at Ballina Hospital quickly relocated to a college amid floods
  • Hospital was evacuated on Tuesday night underneath recommendation from police 
  • 55 sufferers will probably be quickly handled at close by Xavier Catholic School

A hospital has been pressured to evacuate all employees and sufferers to a close-by highschool as flood waters proceed to devastate elements of northern New South Wales.

Fifty-five sufferers on the Ballina Hospital will probably be moved to the Xavier Catholic School the place a makeshift emergency division is being arrange for any others needing pressing care.

All sufferers have been transported with the assistance of NSW Ambulance and SES crews. 

‘The evacuation is happening on the recommendation of the native Police Commander and out of an abundance of warning to guard the well being and security of sufferers and employees,’ Northern NSW Native Well being District mentioned.

The Ballina Hospital was evacuated on Tuesday night as flood waters rise in northern NSW

Pictured is houses submerged in water in Ballina following torrential rain and flooding

Pictured is homes submerged in water in Ballina following torrential rain and flooding

‘Further NNSWLHD employees have been known as in and are working alongside NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and the SES to make sure the secure switch of all sufferers, whose households have been notified.

‘A makeshift emergency division is being arrange at Xavier Catholic School for anybody locally in want of emergency care whereas the hospital is quickly closed.’

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These residing within the space will probably be notified by a textual content message that the hospital is quickly closed. 

Earlier on Tuesday night an evacuation order was issued for Ballina’s CBD as flooding ravages northern elements of NSW. 

Earlier on Tuesday evening an evacuation order was issued for Ballina's CBD as flooding ravages northern parts of NSW

Earlier on Tuesday night an evacuation order was issued for Ballina’s CBD as flooding ravages northern elements of NSW

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