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Power Restored at Stamford Hospital [Update]

A hospital representative confirmed that the the backup generator at the main facility kicked on when power was lost at 9:30 a.m. No patients were transported and power was restored by 11:30 a.m.

[Update, 2:42 p.m., Sunday, July 2:]

Main power has been restored at Stamford Hospital and the facility's backup generator did not fail, as earlier reported on Stamford Patch.

A hospital representative confirmed by phone that the the backup generator at the main facility kicked on when power was lost at 9:30 a.m. Patient care was not affected, he said. Main power was restored by 11:30 a.m.

[Update, 1:50 p.m., Sunday, July 2:]

Following a power outage earlier today, Stamford Hospital has reportedly been taken off general diversion and is now open to all patients being transported by ambulance, as per Southwest CMED.

[Original report:]

Stamford Hospital reportedly lost power Sunday morning. In addition one of the facility's back-up generators reportedly failed.

Area hospitals including Norwalk, Bridgeport and Shelton reportedly sent ambulances to Stamford to transport patients to alternative facilities.

In addition the hospital has reportedly set up an outdoor triage area to treat emergency patients.

No word yet on what caused the power outage. A report in the Hartford Courant said the main hospital building was without power, however a backup generator was powering other parts of the facility.

Stamford Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.

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