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Mullumbimby's Meadows Medical Centre and the next-door Sullivan Nicolaides pathology lab (right). Photo Google Maps
Mullumbimby’s Meadows Medical Centre and the next-door Sullivan Nicolaides pathology lab (right). Photo Google Maps

Mullumbimby’s Meadows Medical Centre and the adjacent Sullivan Nicolaides pathology lab were hit by lightning – or at least a massive power surge – during Wednesday night’s thunderstorm.

It resulted in the medical centre limping along without computers, phones, faxes or networks for most of yesterday.

The centre’s Dr Bowles, told Echonetdaily,’the two buildings took a big hit – Sullivan Nicolaides had something smouldering away. They could apparently smell burning

‘We had massive power surge go through computer system and computers and phones were down for a while.

‘The nurse’s computer for ECGs and diagnostic tests, and some of our work other stations, are still down but otherwise we’re fully operational,’ Dr Bowles said.

 


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