∞ The Nuvo Group Disaster Recovery Plan was triggered. A key team of Nuvo staff was mobilised including senior electricians, planners, engineers and managers, to work with the hospital operations team to assess the critical state of the main switchboard and the hospital functionality. As the switchboard was completely submerged and steam affected, re-use of any component of the board was not an option and therefore the hospital had to be evacuated. The evacuation of 160 orthopaedic patients took over 12 hours and the required use of some 50 ambulances to move the patients to other hospitals within the Group.
Nuvo Group organised emergency generators for some essential supplies and worked closely with A-Line Group to commence the removal and re-building of the main switchboard with materials flown in from Singapore and Sydney. Teams worked around the clock over a nine day period to meet a tight schedule and re-establish power to the Hospital. Ramsay Health was informed throughout via real-time status updates.
The final inspection and coordination with Citipower to re-instate the power was completed 24 hours ahead of schedule to allow the hospital preparation time prior to normalized operating conditions.
The Nuvo Group is called on every year to assist with Disaster Recovery incidents and planning at a variety of sites.∞