Power has been fully restored at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital after a critical incident. 

Teams worked over the weekend to restore the power at Winchester hospital after a driver crashed into a power unit. 

Just before 1pm on Thursday, November 23, a Range Rover collided with the door to a hospital building, sending the entire site on Romsey Road into a critical incident. 

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Luckily, no one was injured in the crash but the power to the hospital was impacted, with some wards operating under emergency lighting. 

The power was fully restored on Sunday, November 26.

A spokesperson said: "On Sunday at 12.45pm, following significant works, the mains power was restored and the incident was stood down.

"We continue to monitor the hospital to make sure that everything is running as it should be.

"We would like to thank everyone from across Hampshire Hospitals who have supported in managing the incident whilst continuing to provide care, and our patients and the public for their understanding during this challenging time." 

But, people are still being urged to consider other forms of healthcare before turning up at A&E if they are not facing an emergency. 

The spokesperson continued: "Whilst power has been restored, pressure on our hospitals remain and we continue to ask people to only attend our Emergency Departments at Winchester and Basingstoke if it is an emergency.

"People can also continue to support by making sure that their loved ones can return home as soon as the decision has been made that they are ready to be discharged."