PREGNANT women in Glasgow are continuing to be transferred to other Glasgow maternity units after a major hospital was affected by a power failure.

The Princess Royal Maternity hospital, which also houses the city's main unit for premature babies, was affected by a power stoppage on Monday caused by a faulty cable.

Three babies were transferred to the Royal Hospital for Children and a "small number" of labouring women were diverted to other maternity units and were continuing to be transferred on Tuesday.

The hospital has installed a temporary generator while contractors work to repair the fault.

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A spokeswoman for NHSGGC said: "We responded rapidly to a power outage that occurred yesterday morning at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital (PRMH).

"Temporary generators are in place which has restored power to the hospital and the contractors remain on site to repair a fault within the main panel which will restore the main power. 

"A temporary divert to other maternity units remains in place today for women giving birth.  This is affecting a very small number of women.  All outpatient clinics are continuing as usual.

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"Three babies were transferred to the Royal Hospital for Children yesterday due to their particular individual needs.  All other babies remain in the unit.

"Patient safety is being maintained at all times. We would like to apologise to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this unexpected issue."