A POWERCUT which caused Royal Berkshire Hospital's IT system to fail has now been rectified.

The London Road hospital reported on the issue on Friday evening (April 5), and the powercut was resolved on Saturday.

A Tweet was posted on the hospital's Twitter page, reporting on the incident: "A local power cut has caused our IT system to fail @RBNHSFT.

"While we are working to resolve the problem, we are asking for non-emergency patients to seek alternative health services.

"We have a robust process in place and patient safety is our priority.

"Thank you for your support."

The hospital posted an update the next day, stating the issue had been resolved and thanking staff: "It’s back to business as usual @RBNHSFT.

"Once again thank you to all of our #outstanding staff and health partners for support during this challenging period.....and remember, if you are unsure of where to go for treatment NHS111 can provide advice."