Oxygen pipeline pressure fault could put lives at risk at Warwick Hospital

A critical incident has been called at an NHS hospital  in Warwickshire we can reveal.

Senior hospital managers fear lack of oxygen for covid-19 patients may cost lives.


It comes after a fault with the pipeline pressure within the  hospital  estate on  Lakin Road in the northwest of Warwick.

The fault  has started to become service effecting  and has become a  critial  issue on Thursday evening.


One hospital staff  member said  “oxygen is the new PPE”, referring to the shortages of personal protective equipment for staff 


Emergency engineers have been called to site to try and carry out a fix on the issue 

The Hospitial  have been approached for comment