Patients being evacuated from VU Medical Center in Amsterdam after a burst water main caused flooding, September 8th, 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@iixxii) - Credit: Patients being evacuated from VU Medical Center in Amsterdam after a burst water main caused flooding, September 8th, 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@iixxii)
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 09:19
VU medical center reopens two weeks after water main break
The VU Medical Center in Amsterdam is reopening its doors on Tuesday. The hospital had to be evacuated and closed down exactly two weeks ago after a burst in the water main caused major flooding in the area. The first patients will be returning to the hospital on Tuesday and the first surgeries will be scheduled again. After two weeks of intensive work to get the hospital reopened, the vital infrastructure is working again and seems to be stable, VUmc writes on its website. All technical facilities in the hospital have also been restarted and thoroughly tested. "This process has now been completed and the Board of Directors has given the green light to open the hospital tomorrow (on Tuesday, ed", the hospital wrote on Monday evening. This also means that the hospital's nurses and doctors, who have been caring for patients at other hospitals these past two weeks, will gradually be returning to VUmc. If all goes well on Tuesday, the hospital's emergency room will reopen on Wednesday.