Medical units at Royal Columbian Hospital are now undergoing restoration after a water leak was noticed overnight.
The leak was caused by construction work for the hospital’s new helipad, which was started in 2016 to accommodate more air-ambulance traffic.
The Fraser Health Authority says the leak has been contained, and any patients who were impacted have since been returned to their rooms.
While the extent of the damage is unclear, Fraser Health says repairs will be covered under the cost of construction.
The construction is the first part of the Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment project, which also includes a 75-bed mental health and substance abuse facility and a power-utility centre.
Two more phases are slated, with plans to add another hospital tower, a larger emergency department, and new operating rooms, as well as general renovations to existing hospital .