In a Wirral power outage, a woman stays up all night to keep an eye on her brother who is on a ventilator.
Due to a power outage that hit Wirral overnight, a woman said she had to stay up all night to keep an eye on her brother who was on a ventilator.
Lynn Naylor claimed she was “disgusted” that she and her brother Ian were not warned about the interruption because they are on the Priority Services Register (PSR), which informs energy and network companies whether a family is a priority.
The ECHO was informed by ScottishPower. Lynn was contacted through text message at the stated phone number, which she claims she has had for more than ten years, but she claims she did not receive a text.
The 66-year-old, who lives in Irby, said she was awoken by her brother when his ventilator’s alarm went off, signaling that there was no electricity.
She stated, ” “My 54-year-old brother has scoliosis [a twisting of the spine], which worsened a few years ago and squeezed his lungs, causing him to become very ill, but he is now much better.
“This meant he needed a ventilator to sleep at night, in addition to his existing issues of respiratory insufficiency and hydrocephalus [water on the brain].
“He can’t sleep without the ventilator because his body would fill up with too much carbon dioxide.”
Lynn stated she had gone to bed when Ian and his ventilator’s safety alert woke her up.
She stated, ” “We had only recently gone to bed, and Ian had came in and informed me his ventilator alarm had gone off, so I must have fallen asleep.
“We then saw that the lights were out and that all of the phones were dead, leaving us unable to contact anyone for assistance.
“All we had to do was sit up all night because the power didn’t come back on until 5.55 a.m..”
The outage, which occurred at midnight, was blamed on issues with some subterranean lines, according to ScottishPower.
They had intended to have power restored by 2 a.m., but it took until 6 a.m. for most neighborhoods to be fully restored.
Lynn admitted that they were in for a long day, fuelled by copious amounts of tea, but added that they were looking forward to it. The summary comes to a close.