01/07/2016 09:27 EST | Updated 01/07/2017 00:12 EST

Leaks knock out heat at beleaguered Halifax hospital temporarily

HALIFAX — Officials say the heat is back on at an aging Halifax hospital that has been beset by leaks, floods and other maintenance problems.

Everton McLean, a spokesman with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, says workers repaired radiators that were not giving off heat at the Victoria General Hospital following another leak.

He says the leak was discovered on the sixth floor on Tuesday, causing the heating system to shut down on all 12 floors.

He says the radiators have been bled and are working properly again, adding that a forced air heating system provided heat to patients in their rooms.

McLean says the leak also affected an area where chemotherapy treatments are prepared, but that they were able to do the work in another part of the hospital. 

This latest incident follows a flood last month that affected the hospital's eye surgery department, and another flood in September that postponed dozens of surgeries.

The Canadian Press