A water line breach on April 3 has caused a water emergency at La Paz Regional Hospital. On Wednesday, April 3, a Colorado River Indian Tribes’ water line was breached by a contractor. While this did not happen at the hospital, it has affected the hospital water supply.
As of Thursday morning, the hospital has not received an estimate of the time it will take to complete repairs. As CRIT works to restore water service, the hospital has implemented emergency procedures to ensure the safety and health of the patients and staff.
All surgeries have been temporarily postponed/cancelled.
Ambulance service has been diverted.
All outpatient services will continue in operations.
Imaging, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and all Clinics remain in operation. The Emergency Department and Urgent Care remain open to all walk in traffic.
A press release from LPRH states: “We ask for patience and understanding as we deal with this unexpected emergency. LPRH maintains emergency supplies of water and regularly conducts disaster drills to ensure that staff are trained for emergencies, including utility outages. Any updates will be posted.”