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Small fire in A&E department

Press release: August 31 2018

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Patients were evacuated from the A&E department at Hereford County Hospital last night after staff discovered a small fire.

The fire was confined to a single room and was extinguished by staff within minutes. It caused a limited amount of damage, no one was hurt and no patients were at risk.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue were in attendance and it was back to “business as normal” for most of the department within 20 minutes when the department was reopened.

The Trust is working with West Mercia Police to establish the circumstances around the fire.

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For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip/Fiona Gurney, Communications officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.

 

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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