Great Western Hospital has issued a message for patients after restoring power to the building.

An outage disrupted services at around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

All scheduled appointments were postponed, most visitors were asked not to go to the hospital, and patients with a serious medical condition were advised to call NHS 111 or 999 rather than go the the Emergency Department or Urgent Treatment Centre.

At around 8.30pm, a spokesperson for the hospital confirmed that power had now been restored.

The spokesperson added: "We are expecting our Urgent and Emergency Care Services to be very busy in the coming days and are advising patients with serious medical conditions to phone NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency.

"Patients are advised to attend appointments as planned tomorrow (Wednesday 10 July), unless contacted and told otherwise.

"Visitors are welcome to attend the hospital as normal.

"There will be some disruption to our services in the coming days and we are working hard to minimise the impact on patients.

"We apologise to all patients and families affected by this incident.

"A big thank you to all our incredible staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to continue to provide treatment and care for patients.

"We would also like to thank our partner organisations who have supported us in helping to keep patients safe."