In this case, it was like asking somebody to be able to catch a ball, they say they are ready and yet fail to catch that ball when you thru it to them. Is that the fault of the person who throws the ball or the person that was not prepared to catch the ball when they said they could.
In this instance it falls into the infortunate situation, and from what I can tell, you can't lay blame onto anybody or party for the failure and it is just one of those things. Sure leasons will be learned, but from the grid procedure in this hospital case, there will be no change I can see that would be learned. However the Hospital will be learning from this and may have more frequent testing and checks of their failover, may make changes. So if blame is to be leveraged upon anybody - you could say it would be from the party that had to make changes. But in this instance, would that be fair. Hence I would call this unfortunate and whilst lessons will be learned, you can not lay blame out of those lessons all the time. However - if it happens again and those same mistakes transpire - then, maybe you have some grounds to lay some blame.
I fully agree with you that this is the likely outcome.