27 May 2014

Phone lines restored at Southland Hospital

5:20 pm on 27 May 2014

Southland Hospital says its telephone lines are fully functional again.

A lightening strike on Saturday evening knocked out much of the phone and paging systems, and staff had to switch to cell phones.

The Southern District Health Board said on Tuesday that technicians fixed the problem on Monday night.

The DHB thanked staff and the public for their patience and understanding.