Guy's New Hospital damaged by flood
- By: Alex Brooks
Flooding at Guy's Hospital, London, has caused millions of pounds worth of damage to the medical school and hospital.
Water poured from St Thomas's Street rapidly - 1 tonne a second - and spread through the basements of medical school and hospital buildings through a network of underground passages. The water, which was contaminated with sewage, gushed into Boland House, ripping doors from their frames and overturning snooker tables. The bar and new nightclub had only been open for three weeks, after a major refurbishment over the summer.
Ben Thorpe, the vice president of Guy's, King's and St Thomas's Medical School (GKT), said that the devastation was a “massive disappointment to the Student Union” and that everyone was “gutted” at the damage caused.
New Hunt's House and Boland House were the main buildings damaged, although many other parts of the hospital and 15 other properties were affected. A Guy's spokesperson